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West Brom boss Roy Hodgson is weighing up whether to give full debuts to newcomers Liam Ridgewell and Keith Andrews.

Former Birmingham defender Ridgewell has completed only one game so far in 2012 while midfielder Andrews, signed from Blackburn, has not figured since playing on loan for Ipswich on Boxing Day.

Winger Jerome Thomas (calf) remains a doubt but right-back Steven Reid (ankle), striker Shane Long (digestive problem) and midfielder Paul Scharner (Achilles) are close to fitness.

Albion skipper Chris Brunt (fractured ankle) and fellow midfielder Zoltan Gera (knee) are long-term absentees.

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has to decide whether to include new signing Curtis Obeng in his squad.

Highly-rated full-back Obeng, 22, joined the Swans this week from Wrexham on a three-and-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee, with Daniel Alfei being loaned out to the Dragons for the rest of the season.

The Swans will be without Ferrie Bodde for at least two weeks after he suffered a knee injury in a reserve game and will be assessed over possible surgery.

Fellow midfielder Andrea Orlandi is also out for six weeks with a hamstring strain.

West Brom (from): Foster, Fulop, Reid, Jara-Reyes, Olsson, McAuley, Dawson, Tamas, Mattock, Ridgewell, Shorey, Mulumbu, Andrews, Morrison, Thorne, Scharner, Dorrans, Thomas, Tchoyi, Cox, Fortune, Odemwingie, Long.

Swansea (from): Vorm, Rangel, Caulker, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Allen, Sigurdsson, Dyer, Graham, Sinclair, Tremmel, Routledge, Monk, Lita, Moore, Agustien, Richards, Obeng.

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