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Ben Foster set for battle with West Brom teammate Graham Dorrans

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Albion keeper Ben Foster today tipped midfielder Graham Dorrans to rediscover his best form this season as the pair prepared to face each other at Wembley.

Foster and Dorrans could figure on opposite sides in tonight's friendly between England and Scotland.

But they will be back together tomorrow preparing for the Baggies' season opener against Southampton – and Foster reckons the Scotland international will play a key role in their campaign.

Dorrans asked to leave The Hawthorns midway through last season after a frustrating spell on the sidelines but reclaimed his place in the spring.

Foster said: "He needed that run in the team towards the end of last year because he was in and out. For someone like Graham to get a run in the team is all he needs. I get to see him in training and he's got so much ability, skill and technique. He's got it all.

"It's difficult when you're a player of his ilk and you're not in the team to put a string of performances together but towards the end of last season the gaffer played him in nearly all the games."

Both Foster and Dorrans are expected to be among the substitutes tonight with their Hawthorns team-mate James Morrison likely to start for Scotland.

Foster joked: "The gaffer (Scot Steve Clarke) said 'good luck' to me but I think it was through gritted teeth. I know for a fact he didn't mean it."

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