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Sunderland v West Brom: Lewis Cox's predicted line-up

A couple of injury blows have meant more head-scratching for Carlos Corberan as he selects his Albion side for Saturday lunchtime's clash at Sunderland.

Josh Maja celebrates his first Albion goal after coming from the bench against Leicester to net what appeared it would earn his side a point (Photo by Adam Fradgley/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images).

The visiting head coach will be required to make changes at the Stadium of Light with Matt Phillips out for four months owing to a torn hamstring suffered last time out.

With Jed Wallace also an absentee, options are thinning in some departments for the Baggies chief, though he should have defender Kyle Bartley to call upon after a one-match absence.

Albion reporter Lewis Cox gives his predicted XI for tomorrow's early trip north east.


Alex Palmer

The rare occurrence of picking the ball out of his net twice last time out, he'll be looking to hit back with a latest clean sheet.

Darnel Furlong