By Jack Cunningham

24th Sep, 2021 | 7:09pm

West Brom confirm their starting XI against QPR

West Brom have made one change from their 1-1 draw with Preston North End as they look to get back to winning ways against QPR at The Hawthorns on Friday night.

Sam Johnstone continues in goal, and he will be protected by a back three consisting of Kyle Bartley, Semi Ajayi, and Conor Townsend

Kean Bryan is on the bench and will have to wait for his debut.

This means that Adam Reach will continue at left-wing-back. Darnell Furlong continues at right-wing-back.

There is no change in the centre of midfield as Jake Livermore once again partners Alex Mowatt.

Grady Diangana and Matt Phillips continue as the wide forwards, while Karlan Grant comes back into the side in place of summer signing Jordan Hugill.

Can the Baggies get back to winning ways?

West Brom sit in third place and are one of the only two unbeaten teams in the league so far this season.

However, they have struggled to win and score goals in recent games and hopefully, Ismael’s side can change their fortunes tonight.

If things start to go wrong, the Frenchman can call on Hugill, Callum Robinson, Jayson Molumby, and Robert Snodgrass.

So there are plenty of options off the bench, and it will be intriguing to see how the Baggies cope against a buoyant QPR side.

Mark Warburton’s men have started the season well and could move just a point behind the Baggies with a win tonight.

However, we can see West Brom finally returning to winning ways in what should be an exciting match.

In other West Brom news, Kevin Phillips wants to see Conor Townsend change positions.