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Ince and Maksimenko start, Andrews on bench
Injury-hit Albion have handed Vitalijs Makismenko and Rohan Ince their Championship debuts.
The duo come into Oscar Garcia’s starting XI for the opening home league game of the season against Derby.
New loan signing Keith Andrews is among the subs.
Kemy Agustien gets a first league start for the Seagulls as Oscar continues to endure ill luck with injuries.
Liam Bridcutt (groin) and Andrea Orlandi (knee) are both absent today.
Maksimenko is likely to start at left-back with Inigo Calderon reverting to the right and David Lopez back in his preferred midfield role.
Derby have no injury concerns other than central defenders Shaun Barker and Mark O’Brien, who are long-term absentees.
Albion: Kuszczak; Calderon, Upson, Greer, Maksimenko; Ince, Agustien, David Lopez; Buckley, Barnes, Ulloa. Subs: Ankergren, Andrews, El-Abd, Crofts, Forster-Caskey, LuaLua, March.
Derby: Grant; Freeman, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth; Coutts, Hendrick, Bryson, Hughes, Russell; Martin. Subs: Legzdins , Smith, Eustace, Davies, Jacobs, Ward, Sammon.
Ref: Andy D’Urso (Essex)
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