West Bromwich Albion travel to Derby County on Saturday for an early lunchtime kick off in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

It is sure to be a pulsating encounter with both teams looking to try and go one better this season and win promotion to the Premier League with both sides failing in the play-offs in the previous campaign.

Here we take a look at the predicted starting line-up for the Baggies tomorrow:

SAM JOHNSTONE

The goalkeeper has come in for criticism from certain sections of the Baggies faithful, some of it unwarranted but he should retain his place here.

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NATHAN FERGUSON

The teenager was rested for the midweek game against Reading and despite Furlong’s impressive performance, the quality of the 18-year-old should just put him ahead in the pecking order.

KYLE BARTLEY

The centre back has made big improvements so far this season and will start once more in the defence.

SEMI AJAYI

Has had a few questionable moments but he is slowly bedding into the Baggies’ backline with each game that comes.

KIERAN GIBBS

Back to his usual dependable self against Reading, always offering pace and an outlet out wide helping West Brom get up the pitch.

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KYLE EDWARDS

Another player who was rested for the Reading game but Bilic may choose to bring him back in tomorrow from the start before introducing Diangana as an impact sub.

JAKE LIVERMORE

The experienced captain has been a breath of fresh air in recent weeks, allowing the more creative players to get forward whilst he protects the back four.

ROMAINE SAWYERS

Didn’t quite live up to the standards he set at Luton in the same way against Reading but still a real threat and his range of passing makes him almost certain to start.

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MATT PHILLIPS

Had an improved performance against Reading after being rather lacklustre against Luton and his pace and width could be a real asset away from home.

FILIP KROVINOVIC

The Croatian completes even the difficult things well and has been fantastic since arriving on loan. Always marauding forward and trying to create.

KENNETH ZOHORE

The striker is being checked for a slight calf injury but it isn’t thought to be serious and with only a 15 minute cameo against Reading, one would think Bilic has saved him for this game.


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