Confirmed West Brom starting XI v Derby
West Brom have confirmed their starting XI for the Championship clash against Derby County this evening.
Valerien Ismael has decided to hand Adam Reach his first Championship start for the Baggies since arriving in the summer.
Confirmed on their official Twitter account, the Baggies have also welcomed back Callum Robinson into the fold.
Dara O’Shea and Matt Clarke continue to be sidelined, with options limited in terms of rotation options.
The Irishman completed surgery on his ankle problem yesterday, and will hopefully be out in time to watch the game this evening.
Our substitutions don’t appear to be helping at this stage of the season so far, with the quality dropping slowly as the game goes on.
Squad depth is critical in the Championship in any title-winning campaign, but with Fulham losing at the weekend, it is time to start taking advantage of those results.
It is time for the Baggies to show their title credentials this evening.
After throwing away two points against Milwall over the weekend, Ismael wasn’t best pleased and wants his side to manage games better.
We were our own worst enemies at times, with Semi Ajayi seeing three backpasses intercepted without being punished.
Derby aren’t tipped to have as good a season as Millwall given their major problems on and off the pitch in their squad.
Three points are needed, and nothing else will be accepted at the packed Hawthorns this evening.
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