Championship

Mears and Barry must start under Moore against Birmingham City

West Bromwich Albion are beginning to find their feet in the Championship having won four of their last five fixtures. 

The Baggies will have their sights set firmly on challenging an automatic promotion place in the current campaign, with Darren Moore being the perfect man to take them forward.

However, West Bromwich Albion will travel to the St Andrew’s to face Birmingham City in their next Championship encounter. The Blues have looked less than convincing in the current campaign and face a number of financial issues, but you wouldn’t rule out an upset in front of home support.

Nevertheless, Darren Moore has some decisions to make in terms of team selection, with a couple of players possibly forcing their way into the side.

With that in mind, these TWO West Bromwich Albion men must start today…

Gareth Barry

The Englishman is coming towards the end of his career but still has an awful lot to offer at the Hawthorns, with his experience being crucial in their push for promotion.

Indeed, the Baggies need someone that can sit in the holding midfield role and snuff out any oncoming attacks against Birmingham City later on today, and the 37-year-old is the perfect man for the job.

Tyrone Mears

Tyrone Mears signed a short-term contract at the Hawthorns last month but is yet to make his debut for West Bromwich Albion, so perhaps he’ll find himself in the starting lineup later on today.

Indeed, the defender is predominantly left-footed, but you wouldn’t rule out Darren Moore making use of him on the right-hand side of defence to provide more balance and solidity at the back.

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