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Predicted West Brom XI, team news & injury update vs Bristol City

West Bromwich Albion will go into today’s game against Bristol City hopeful that they can achieve back-to-back victories for the first time this season.

With Steve Bruce yet to be replaced over a week after his sacking, Richard Beale will once again take charge hoping to mastermind another performance like their 2-0 victory over Reading.

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They will have to overcome a Robins side that sits just four points above them in the table.

It marks a fine opportunity to give the incoming manager, whoever it may be, the best possible atmosphere to come into.

With no injuries to contend with, it can be expected that Beale will not make wholesale changes.

As a result, here’s the West Brom XI we’re predicting for tonight’s game…

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From their win against the Royals, Beale is expected to make just two changes.

Alex Palmer should continue in goal behind an unchanged back three, as a rare clean sheet makes them the best available options.

Erik Pieters will continue to deputise as the leftmost centre back.

Goalscorer Matt Phillips will be hoping to continue his upturn in form on the right flank, with Conor Townsend occupying left wing-back.

The first of two changes could see Tom Rogic recalled for Jake Livermore, to add some added class and energy in midfield beside last week’s match-winner.

Academy graduate Taylor Gardner-Hickman will continue in central midfield, as finally since the departure of Bruce has he been allowed to flourish in his natural position.

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They will sit behind a front three that only sees one major change.

Grady Diangana and Jed Wallace will start on the flanks despite their rather underwhelming form, but now free from the shackles of the previous regime, the two could be the catalyst for a true turnaround in the Baggies’ season.

That leaves the impressive 23-year-old, Brandon Thomas-Asante, to likely drop to the bench. Dubbed a “pocket rocket” by his teammate Phillips, Karlan Grant is expected to be preferred to him as Beale strives for a more experienced name to spearhead his front line.

Although he too has been misfiring, he could truly be the key to unlocking this squad. His chances are dwindling, however, as he has started just one of the last four.

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