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West Brom midfielder Keith Andrews is in strong contention to make his full debut in tomorrow’s home Barclays Premier League clash with Sunderland.

Albion’s transfer deadline signing from Blackburn is favourite to replace the injured Paul Scharner (rib) after impressing as a substitute and scoring during the 5-1 win over his former club Wolves.

Skipper Chris Brunt (ankle) is close to fitness but fellow midfielder Zoltan Gera (knee) remains a long-term absentee as the Baggies search for their first home win since November.

Provisional squad: Foster, Fulop, Reid, Jones, Olsson, McAuley, Dawson, Tamas, Ridgewell, Shorey, Mulumbu, Andrews, Morrison, Dorrans, Thomas, Tchoyi, Cox, Fortune, Odemwingie, Long.

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Nicklas Bendtner could return to the Sunderland squad for tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League trip to West Brom after recovering from a facial fracture.

The striker has returned to training wearing a protective mask, although was ineligible to play against parent club Arsenal in the FA Cup last weekend, as were fellow loan signings Wayne Bridge and Sotirios Kyrgiakos.

Midfielder David Vaughan is back in training after an ankle problem, but the game is likely to come too soon for him, and only Wes Brown (knee) and Titus Bramble (Achilles/calf) remain on the long-term casualty list.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Westwood, Bardsley, Bridge, O’Shea, Turner, Kyrgiakos, Kilgallon, Lynch, Richardson, Gardner, Larsson, Elmohamady, McClean, Meyler, Colback, Sessegnon, Bendtner, Wickham, Ji, Campbell.

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