West Brom manager Steve Bruce hopes Grady Diangana can prove difference against Middlesbrough

Diangana was recalled to the starting eleven for Tuesday’s trip to the Riverside

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West Brom manager Steve Bruce has recalled Grady Diangana to the starting line-up for the Championship clash versus Middlesbrough and is hoping the winger can make a difference on Tuesday evening.

Diangana has been in an out of the squad all season due to inconsistent form but Bruce has belief that the 23-year-old can be a ‘match-winner’ if he gets his head right.

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“There’s been change in personnel and we’ve been a bit unlucky in that aspect,” Bruce told Sky Sports.

“We paid a lot of money for a centre-forward that got injured in his first game

“You’ve got to keep working away with it - it’s a bit of problem but we’ve got to keep working away.

“We created a few chances (against Luton) but didn’t take them let’s hope it’s a better night tonight.

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“I’m not going to give that away (formation) but we’ve brought in [Grady] Diangana who we know at this level can be a match winner so let’s hope it’s his day.”

Teams in full

Middlesbrough: Lumley (GK); Dijksteel, Taylor, Fry, Tavernier, Howson, McNair, Connolly, Jones, Balogun, McGree

Subs: Daniels, Sporar, Peltier, Watmore, Bamba, Lea Siliki, Coburn

West Brom: Johnstone (GK); Townsend, O’Shea, Bartley, Ajayi, Diangana, Molumby, Grant, Reach, Mowatt, Carroll

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Subs: Button (GK), Furlong, Kipre, Clarke, Gardner-Hickman, Tulloch, Robinson

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