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MATCH CENTRE: Sunderland v Albion

Baggies braced for Black Cats clash (3pm ko)

TICKETS will be on sale to Albion supporters at the Stadium of Light for this afternoon's Barclays Premier League clash against Sunderland.

Seats are now no longer available via Albion's ticket office but will be on sale in the north east. However, please note, they will be sold at adult prices only (£29).

Around 1,500 Baggies fans have already secured their seats for the encounter against the Black Cats, with the majority of supporters taking advantage of free coach travel for the 420-mile round trip. 

The Baggies go into the clash keen to get back on track after defeat against Norwich - the club's sole match in the past month due to a free weekend and a two-week international break.

Prior to that, Albion had been in impressive form having taken 10 points from 12 including victories over Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Everton and a draw at leaders Leicester City.

Saido Berahino bagged the only goal of the game when Albion and Sunderland met at The Hawthorns earlier this season, with the Throstles having lost just one of their previous 12 matches against the Black Cats.

James McClean, Craig Gardner and Stephane Sessegnon will all be going up against their former club, while Jonny Evans also spent time on loan in the north east. Former Baggies defender Billy Jones, meanwhile, is expected to line up for Sunderland.

Aside from long-term absentee Chris Brunt, James Morrison is the only other player to miss out due to injury, with the midfielder back in full training next week.

To watch head coach Tony Pulis' full pre-match press conference, click here.

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