By Rob Jarvis

8th Sep, 2021 | 4:10pm

Predicted West Brom starting XI v Millwall

West Brom welcome Millwall to The Hawthorns on Saturday as Championship football finally returns.

The international break hasn’t been kind to the Baggies, with another injury being added to Valerien Ismael’s squad.

Dara O’Shea has started the season in phenomenal fashion, but his ankle problem will now keep him out for up to four to six months.

Sam Johnstone will continue in goal, with his spot pretty much guaranteed between now and the end of the season.

Darnell Furlong and Conor Townsend are the same at wing-back, with no real competition for their spots – not that it would matter given their form.

Kyle Bartley will start again, and so will Semi Ajayi after his match-winning strike at Peterborough before this break.

Kean Bryan will make his debut, with his left-footed approach perfect on that side ahead of Cedric Kipre.

Alex Mowatt and Jake Livermore are two mainstays of the team, and will likely be the first names on the teamsheet every single week.

Jayson Molumby should start on the bench and could get his debut against one of his former sides from the past.

The front three has plenty of options, and will once again include Callum Robinson in the final third after his return to action from isolation with Ireland.

Matt Phillips and Karlan Grant will complete the side, with three points on the agenda after two weeks of waiting to get stuck back in.

Here’s how we expect the Baggies to line up this weekend…

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