After a 2-1 defeat marked a disappointing start to life in the Championship for West Brom, Darren Moore’s men will be looking to turn their fortunes around with their midweek trip across the Midlands to face Nottingham Forest.
With the 4-4-2 formation deployed by Moore, it is likely the boss will try something different at the City Ground this evening.
A busy week in the transfer market has seen players come and go at the Hawthorns, and you can see if that’s changed how we think the Baggies will line up here:
GK: Sam Johnstone
The goalkeeper made his West Brom debut against Bolton, and will be on the lookout for his first clean sheet for the West Midlanders tonight.
RB: Allan Nyom
Nyom looks set to establish himself as one of the premier right backs in the Championship.
CB: Kyle Bartley
The centre-half looks set to keep his spot alongside Ahmed Hegazi.
CB: Ahmed Hegazi
Despite links suggesting the Egyptian could be on his way out of West Brom before Thursday’s deadline, there’s no reason to expect the defender won’t appear in tonight’s match.
LB: Kieran Gibbs
Similar to Hegazi, it seems as though Gibbs may be on his way out of the club before the transfer window slams shut. Either way though, expect him to play tonight.
RM: Matt Phillips
The winger should retain his spot on the perimeter of the midfield, likely tasked with more attacking duties due to the presence of a lone striker.
CM: Jake Livermore
A regular fixture in the England squad until the World Cup, Livermore will surely play a key part in any West Brom promotion run.
CM: James Morrison
Similar to Livermore, the Baggies’ veteran midfielders could play a huge part in a possible return to the Premier League.
CM: Chris Brunt
Brunt could again reprise his role in the centre of the West Brom midfield.
LM: Harvey Barnes
The loan signing impressed in preseason, and scored West Brom’s lone goal against Bolton.
ST: Jay Rodriguez
Despite continual rumours suggesting Rodriguez would leave this summer, the forward is poised to play out the season in the Championship. New signing Dwight Gayle will likely join proceedings from the bench.
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