West Brom vs Birmingham City team news: Starting lineups confirmed in Sky Bet Championship

Team news live from The Hawthorns for today's Sky Bet Championship clash between West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City.

Carlos Corberan and Tony Mowbray have named their respective starting lineups and substitutes ahead of this afternoon's Sky Bet Championship clash at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion play host to Birmingham City in what is a second home local derby in the space of six days. There's far less hatred between these two teams, meaning it should be a quieter affair than the 2-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nonetheless, a feisty encounter can be expected as local bragging rights are on the line.

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The Baggies come into this one on the back of two straight losses without a goal scored, while Blues' early unbeaten run under Mowbray came to an end with a 3-0 loss at Leicester City in the FA Cup last weekend. Albion can strengthen their play-off hopes with a victory today, whereas Birmingham have the chance to soar to as high as 15th with three points.

West Brom vs Birmingham City team news

Here's how both teams line up this afternoon.

Albion XI: Palmer (GK); Furlong, Kipre, Bartley, Townsend; Yokuslu, Mowatt, Swift; Wallace, Fellows, Thomas-Asante.

Albion subs: Griffiths (GK), Pipa, Chalobah, Pieters, Whitwell, Weimann, Johnston, Dike, Marshall.

Blues XI: Etheridge (GK); Laird, Long, Bielik, Buchanan; Sunjic, Dozzell; Pritchard, Dembele, Miyoshi; Stansfield.

Blues subs: Mayo (GK); M. Roberts, Aiwu, James, Bacuna, Paik, Anderson, T. Roberts, Hogan.

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