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recent weeks and was withdrawn in the second half against Liverpool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.