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Barnes out – The West Brom XI we expect Moore to play v Norwich tomorrow



West Brom will be hoping to build on their FA Cup win over Wigan last weekend when they host high-flying Norwich City at The Hawthorns. 

The Baggies come into this one just two places behind the Canaries, and they will be keen to close the gap between the two sides with a win over Daniel Farke’s side.

Their preparations for this game were hit with a cruel blow though, as John Percy revealed that Harvey Barnes has been recalled from his loan spell by Leicester City.

Barnes has been West Brom’s star man this season, with nine goals to his name already, and it leaves Darren Moore with a selection headache this weekend.

But how can we expect West Brom to line-up this weekend against Norwich?

Find out below….

Sam Johnstone will be expected to come back into the starting XI after being rested in the FA Cup win over Wigan last weekend, and he’ll replace Jonathan Bond between the sticks.

Ahmed Hegazi could also be in line to return to the side after recovering from a hamstring strain that has seen him miss the last three matches for the Baggies.

Gareth Barry, Matt Phillips and James Morrison are all set to come back into the starting XI after being rested last weekend.

But there is a notable void left by Harvey Barnes who has been recalled by Leicester City from his loan spell, and it’s likely we’ll see Bakary Sako replace him in the line-up.

Dwight Gayle could also return to the starting XI after recovering from a hamstring strain of his own that has seen him sidelined since Boxing Day.

He’ll be expected to partner Jay Rodriguez up front for the Baggies and they’ll be hoping they can find a way through a stern Norwich defence, without their talisman, Harvey Barnes.

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