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West Brom v West Ham preview

West Brom centre-back Gareth McAuley will undergo a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham at The Hawthorns.

McAuley sat out the 3-1 loss at Manchester City on Monday due to a calf problem that Albion are hoping he will have recovered from in time to face the Hammers.

Fellow defender Liam Ridgewell will definitely miss out because of the knee injury he sustained in the City contest, while on-loan winger Scott Sinclair is available again after being ineligible for that meeting with his parent club.

West Ham midfielder Matt Taylor has been given compassionate leave to be with his ill daughter ahead of Saturday's trip to West Brom.

On-loan forward Marco Borriello (calf) is sidelined.

Defender Guy Demel could return having been laid low by a virus.