Hodgson keeps faith with Long against Stoke

West Brom and Stoke both named sides unchanged from their last Barclays Premier League outings for the clash at the Hawthorns.

West Brom and Stoke both named sides unchanged from their last Barclays Premier League outings for the clash at the Hawthorns.

Albion kept faith with the side beaten 2-1 at Chelsea after striker Peter Odemwingie suffered a minor reaction to his recent ankle problem which prevented his return.

Stoke relied on the line-up which drew 1-1 at Norwich. Robert Huth and Matthew Etherington were available after being suspended for the Europa League clash with FC Thun in midweek.

West Brom: Foster, Reid, Tamas, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Scharner, Mulumbu, Morrison, Tchoyi, Long.

Subs: Fulop, Thomas, Dorrans, Dawson, Jones, Cox, Fortune.

Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Walters, Jones.

Subs: Sorensen, Collins, Soares, Pugh, Upson, Wilkinson, Shotton.

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

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