West Brom to blood teenagers

West Brom to blood teenagers

West Brom are likely to hand a rare taste of first-team action to teenagers James Hurst and George Thorne as they finish their campaign at Newcastle with the pressure off.

Full-back Hurst made his Premier League debut against Fulham in January, one of three first-team appearances this season, while midfield playmaker Thorne will be hoping for a top-flight debut with the Baggies comfortably clear of the enthralling relegation battle.

Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans remains on the sidelines due to an ankle injury, but is hoping to return to light training with the squad ahead of the summer break.

Provisional squad: Carson, Myhill, Reid, Hurst, Jara, Meite, Olsson, Pablo, Tamas, Shorey, Cech, Mulumbu, Scharner, Brunt, Morrison, Cox, Vela, Tchoyi, Thomas, Barnes, Odemwingie, Miller, Fortune, Hurst, Thorne.

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