West Bromwich Albion boss Slaven Bilic has promised he will ring the changes for their midweek game against Reading according to the Express & Star.

The Baggies have so far picked up seven points from nine in the league and are one of three unbeaten teams in the league. Bilic has named the same starting eleven in all three of those games.

However after a rather lacklustre first half at Kenilworth Road against Luton Town, the Croatian has reaffirmed that he will be utilising all of his squad for the midweek match against the Royals.

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Grady Diangana, Charlie Austin and Matheus Pereira are all under consideration for a starting place after substitute appearances away at Luton Town.

Kyle Edwards was withdrawn at half time of the 2-1 victory and Matt Phillips also looked less than his usual self so Bilic may bring in the pace and trickery of Diangana and Pereira.

Kenneth Zohore was much improved against the Hatters but Austin still offers much more of an attacking threat than the former Cardiff City man and with Austin building up his fitness it might be wise to start him against Reading.

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Bilic has already stated his intentions for the midweek game: “We are considering making a few changes for a few reasons,” said Bilic. “The main reason is I have a good squad, and although we didn’t win the Cup game, a lot of players played really good football there and we want to use them.”

“The other reason is to give some players a bit of a rest because we have two games in three days basically and considering we’ve already played one game a few days ago, that’s what we are thinking.”

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“It was the players that came from the bench against Luton that gave us that impulse we really needed in the last third, and that’s also one of the reasons we are considering making a few changes.”


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