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TEAM NEWS: THE TOWN v WEST BROM

4 October 2016

Tonight's Checkatrade Trophy line-up is in

Manager Nathan Jones has named his team for tonight’s Checkatrade Trophy game against West Brom.

There are three changes to the side that won 2-1 at Gillingham in the opening game of Southern Group H last month, with Stephen O’Donnell, Jack Senior and Alex Gilliead coming in for Kavan Cotter, James Justin and Isaac Vassell.

Jonathan Smith, who came on as a second-half substitute for his 150th appearance in Town colours in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Cheltenham, will captain the side.

Craig King is in goal behind a back four of O’Donnell, Frankie Musonda, Akin Famewo and Senior, the transfer deadline day signing from Huddersfield who comes in for his Town debut.

Skipper Smith, Tyreeq Bakinson, Jake Gray and Gilliead make up the midfield, with Josh McQuoid and Zane Banton up front.

West Brom, meanwhile, have picked four senior players in goalkeeper Boaz Myhill, defender Jonas Olsson, midfielder Craig Gardner and winger Callum McManaman. The Baggies have to field six Under-21 players in their starting line-up.

TOWN: King, O’Donnell, Musonda, Famewo, Senior, Bakinson, Gray, Smith, Gilliead, McQuoid, Banton. SubsVassell, Snelus, Hinds, Cotter, Read, Atkinson, Gooch (GK).

ALBION: Myhill, Olsson, Gardner, McManaman, Harper, Smith, Sweeney, McCourt, Donnellan, Fitzwater, Tullock. Subs: Palmer (GK), Pritchatt, Barbir, Dool, Morrison, Bradley, Walker.


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