By Rob Jarvis

6th Nov, 2021 | 10:10am

Predicted West Brom starting XI v Middlesbrough

West Brom welcome Middlesbrough to The Hawthorns this afternoon in the final Championship clash before the international break.

The Baggies will be looking to make it two wins in as many games with Neil Warnock fighting for his future at the away side.

Valerien Ismael has plenty of decisions to make with injuries starting to mount up yet again within the squad.

Sam Johnstone will start in goal, and that will be the case for every single game week between now and the end of the season.

Darnell Furlong should return with Kevin Phillips expecting him to come in after his red card at Fulham, with Conor Townsend on the other flank.

Kean Bryan will miss out, meaning Kyle Bartley will also return after serving a one-game ban against Hull last time out.

Finishing the defence will be Cedric Kipre and Matt Clarke, with no spot once again for Semi Ajayi.

Jake Livermore will start once again, with Ismael keeping faith with his skipper despite numerous doubts in recent weeks.

Jayson Molumby will be alongside him with Robert Snodgrass earning a deserved rest and likely an impact substitute this afternoon.

Callum Robinson and Karlan Grant will once again keep their spots after combining for the winning goal against Hull on Wednesday.

Finishing off the XI will be Grady Diangana who will finally get a start replacing Matt Phillips in that front three.

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

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