West Brom v Blackpool preview

Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill will make his first Premier League start for
West Brom. Baggies boss Robert Di Matteo has revealed Scott Carson
will drop down to the bench to make way for Myhill, who impressed
between the posts during last weekend’s narrow FA Cup defeat to
Reading. Chris Brunt will take the captain’s armband in Carson’s
absence. Peter Odemwingie is battling an ankle injury, while Ismael
Miller and Pablo Ibanez are also doubtful with hamstring problems.
Jonas Olsson is suspended and Steven Reid is recovering from knee
surgery, but defender Gabriel Tamas is available following a
three-match ban. Blackpool midfielder Elliot Grandin faces a late
fitness test. Grandin has suffered problems with his hamstring in
recent weeks and was withdrawn in the second half against Liverpool
on Wednesday, although Seasiders boss Ian Holloway is optimistic
the Frenchman will be able to travel with the squad to the
midlands. Holloway has no other fresh injury concerns, but David
Carney is still at the Asian Cup with Australia. WBA (from):
Myhill, Carson, Hurst, Zuiverloon, Jara, Cech, Mulumbu, Dorrans,
Morrison, Brunt, Thomas, Odemwingie, Shorey, Fortune, Cox, Meite,
Miller, Tchoyi, Ibanez, Scharner, Tamas. Blackpool (from): Kingson,
Eardley, Cathcart, Crainey, Evatt, Adam, Phillips, Vaughan, Varney,
Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Sylvestre, Grandin, Euell, Southern,
Ormerod, Edwards, Baptiste, Rachubka, Keinan.