Hawthorns boss names youthful Baggies squad.
West Brom have announced their final 25-man squad that they hope will secure Premier League survival this season.
Top flight sides have to submit their squad list by 5pm on Wednesday under new rules brought in by the league for the new campaign.
Manager Roberto Di Matteo has 11 ‘home grown’ players in their ranks, three more than the minimum requirement of eight.
The Italian can also call on the likes of Chris Wood, Joe Mattock, Sam Mantom and George Thorne, who are not listed but are eligible to play as they under the age of 21.
The only players over the 21-year-old threshold are keeper Luke Daniels – ruled out for the season due to injury – and striker Luke Moore.
Di Matteo can tinker with his squad again in January once the transfer window reopens for business again.
West Brom’s 25-man squad: Scott Carson, Boaz Myhill, Dean Kieley, Giles Barnes, Roman Bednar, Chris Brunt, Marek Cech, Simon Cox, Graham Dorrans, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Pablo Ibanez, Gonzalo Jara, Abdoulaye Meite, Ishmael Miller, James Morrison, Youssouf Mulumbu, Peter Odemwingie, Jonas Olsson, Steven Reid, Paul Scharner, Nicky Shorey, Gabriel Tamas, Somen Tchoyi, Jerome Thomas, Gianni Zuiverloon. (Sky Sports)
Baggies fans will have been pleased with way their side have bounced back from their 6-0 opening draw drubbing at Stamford Bridge to claim a win against Sunderland before battling at Anfield before falling to a second half Fernando Torres strike.
The abundance of home grown talent in their Hawthorns squad is also a reason to be optimistic and Di Matteo will hope that his young side can battle to keep themselves above the relegation zone.