OPINION

Slaven Bilic is predicted to make two changes to his starting line-up ahead of West Brom’s Championship clash against Barnsley at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night.

Matt Phillips could return to the side at the expense of Filip Krovinovic after a knock ruled the Scotland international out of Saturday’s 1-0 win against Middlesbrough.

Hal Robson-Kanu scored the winner at The Riverside and could be rewarded with a return to the starting line-up due to Bilic’s previous form of rotating Charlie Austin to the bench for midweek matches.

Kenneth Zohore was not in the squad at Middlesbrough at the weekend due to injury and it seems unlikely that he will return and start against bottom-of-the-table Barnsley.

Sam Johnstone is predicted to start in goals behind an unchanged back-four of Darnell Furlong, Semi Ajayi, Kyle Bartley and Nathan Ferguson.

Kieran Gibbs joins Zohore on the sidelines with an injury while Ahmed Hegazi’s wait for his first club appearance of the season is likely to continue due to Albion’s defence keeping a clean sheet at the weekend.

Jake Livermore and Romaine Sawyers are expected to start in the central midfield positions while Phillips could play on the right-wing, with Grady Diangana on the left and Matheus Pereira returning to a central attacking midfield role.

Robson-Kanu is the man who could spearhead the Baggies attack against Barnsley, who have not won since the opening day of the season.

In other West Brom news, Tottenham are in the hunt to sign this Baggies player.

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