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Predicted West Brom XI, latest team & injury news vs Preston

West Bromwich Albion will be desperate to get a win tonight, and Steve Bruce will be starting to feel the pressure as his side continue to march on without a win.

The Baggies currently sit in 21st, having won just once in 11 Championship games. Should results go against them tonight, they could finish the day in the relegation zone.

Would you persist with Brandon Thomas-Asante?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Their form could not be more contrasting, but with a game having been played over the weekend both sides will likely have to shuffle the pack slightly.

With that in mind, here’s the West Brom XI Football FanCast are predicting for tonight’s clash with Preston North End…

We’re expecting Bruce to make just two changes from the side that were beaten by Swansea City.

Despite his awful performances in recent weeks, the summer departure of Sam Johnstone means that David Button will likely have to continue in goal. He has conceded seven times in his last three games for the Baggies, being left rather hapless between the sticks.

An unchanged back line is to be expected, as Semi Ajayi and Kyle Bartley will remain out for the foreseeable future.

That means Dara O’Shea will continue alongside Conor Townsend, who is deputising in their absence.

We expect Jake Livermore to drop to the bench following an intense game on Saturday, with Okay Yokuslu coming into partner Tom Rogic, who made his full debut last week.

They will underpin a front four that still seems unsettled, however, perhaps continuing with Grady Diangana will eventually bear fruit given his clear quality. He did manage to score on Saturday and thus, must be given an opportunity to continue that form.

Jed Wallace will take up a position on the other flank, with John Swift hoping to start scoring and assisting again, after recording just one assist in his last five in the league.

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First up in this West Brom transfer quiz, which club did the Baggies sign Alex Mowatt from?

After his blistering start with two goals in his first two games, Brandon Thomas-Asante seems to have cooled off on the goal-scoring front.

Now seems like the right time to bring back Karlan Grant, who will hopefully have some added incentive to improve his performances.

Signed for £15m, he does shoulder most of the goal-scoring burden at the club but he has proved in the past that he can be “lethal”, as journalist Ben McKenna labelled him.

He’ll have to be tonight if the Baggies are to get anything from this game.

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