Pulis set for first league match in charge
ALBION showed five changes for today’s Barclays Premier League visit of Hull (3pm ko) from the side who saw off Gateshead in the FA Cup last weekend.
Head coach Tony Pulis, in what was his first league match in charge of the Baggies, handed recalls to Ben Foster, Joleon Lescott, Andre Widsom, Claudio Yacob and Brown Ideye.
That meant Boaz Myhill, Sebastien Pocognoli, Craig Dawson, Graham Dorrans and Victor Anichebe all dropped to the bench.
There was also a place among the substitutes for fit-again midfielder Craig Gardner, who had missed the last two games with a calf injury.
Albion: Foster, Wisdom, McAuley, Lescott, Baird, Yacob, Morrison, Brunt, Sessegnon, Berahino, Ideye.
Subs: Myhill, Pocognoli, Dawson, Gardner, Dorrans, Anichebe, Samaras.
Hull: McGregor, Figueroa, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Hernandez, Livermore, Jelavic, Elmohamady, Quinn.
Subs: Harper, Huddlestone, Brady, Maguire, McShane, Dawson, Ince.
Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)