Sheffield United v West Brom team news: Steve Bruce selects his first eleven as Baggies boss

Steve Bruce’s first game in charge of the Albion comes under the Bramall Lane lights

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The team news is out at Bramall Lane and Steve Bruce has selected a much changed side for his first game in charge of West Bromwich Albion.

Four changes have been made from the 2-0 defeat at Millwall which spelled the end for Valerien Ismael.

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Sam Johnstone, Semi Ajayi, Adam Reach and Grady Diangana all come into the eleven as Bruce looks to get off to a winning start in South Yorkshire.

So, the team in full sees Johnstone recalled to the eleven following a fall-out with Ismael, with Darnell Furlong, Matt Clarke, Semi Ajayi and Conor Townsend sat in front of him.

Jake Livermore, Alex Mowatt, Diangana and Reach are the midfielders whilst Andy Carroll keeps his place up front with Karlan Grant in behind.

It looks like either a flat 4-4-1-1 with a potential to become a diamond with Livermore as a holder but it’s something we’ll monitor throughout the night.

Teams in full

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Sheffield United: Foderingham; Baldock, Basham, Sharp, Egan, Norwood, McGoldrick, Robinson, Bogle, Hourihane, Ndiaye

Subs: Davies, Fleck, Berge, McBurnie, Goode, Gibbs-White, Norrington-Davies

West Bromwich Albion: Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Clarke, Townsend; Livermore, Mowatt, Reach, Diangana; Carroll, Grant

Subs: Button, O’shea, Kipre, Gardner-Hickman, Tulloch, Molumby, Robinson

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