Kuszczak back as Albion make four changes

The Argus: Tomasz Kuszczak Tomasz Kuszczak

Albion have brought back Tomasz Kuszczak between the sticks at Blackpool today.

The big Pole returns in place of Peter Brezovan as one of four changes to the XI which kicked off at Charlton on Boxing Day.

Inigo Calderon, who replaced the injured Bruno (thigh) at half-time, keeps his place at right-back.

Rohan Ince returns in place of Keith Andrews in midfield and Ashley Barnes replaces David Lopez further forward.

That suggests a return to his more favoured right side for Will Buckley.

Adam Chicksen comes on to the bench to help add defensive cover.

Kazenga LuaLua also returns to the 18 after serving a one-match ban.

There is a Premier League referee in charge of today’s game.

Anthony Taylor from Cheshire did the 1-1 draw between Spurs and West Brom on Boxing Day.

His recent appointments also include Sunderland’s 2-1 extra-time win over Chelsea in the Capital One Cup, having kicked off the season in charge of Aston Villa’s 3-1 win at Arsenal in which home defender Laurent Koscielny was sent-off.

Taylor’s previous Albion matches include the 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa in the FA Cup almost four eyars ago.

Albion: Kuszczak; Calderon, El-Abd, Upson, Ward; Ince, Bridcutt, Crofts; Buckley, Ulloa, Barnes. Subs: Brezovan, Chicksen, LuaLua, Andrews, Agustien, Dunk, David Lopez.

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2:32pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Neville says...

Like this team selection and no complaints from me,lets go for it.
Like this team selection and no complaints from me,lets go for it. Neville

2:33pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Joel'sGrandad says...

I feel confident we'll come away with 3 points with that team.
But why all that info about the ref?. In my view when the referee has a good game we shouldn't notice him.UTA
I feel confident we'll come away with 3 points with that team. But why all that info about the ref?. In my view when the referee has a good game we shouldn't notice him.UTA Joel'sGrandad

2:38pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Albion In Staffs says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
I feel confident we'll come away with 3 points with that team.
But why all that info about the ref?. In my view when the referee has a good game we shouldn't notice him.UTA
Well said re: referee. And for those who've wished for a positive team selection amidst (allegedly) regular caution, I hope you're pleased and hope we all are, a little later.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: I feel confident we'll come away with 3 points with that team. But why all that info about the ref?. In my view when the referee has a good game we shouldn't notice him.UTA[/p][/quote]Well said re: referee. And for those who've wished for a positive team selection amidst (allegedly) regular caution, I hope you're pleased and hope we all are, a little later. Albion In Staffs

2:51pm Sun 29 Dec 13

4everaseagull says...

Here goes then seeing as it is easy to talk about team selections after a game I am quite happy with the side chosen based on who is fit and available. Was at Charlton on Boxing Day and Bridcutt and Andrews cannot be paired together as they are too similar. Ince in the middle everytime for me and hopefully further forward driving towards their box (reminding me of Patrick Viera) with Liam sitting and doing what he does best. Buckley on the right is correct in my view but he now needs to deliver as I am struggling to remember the last time he really did or have I got a short memory. Fancy us for 3 points today. UTA
Here goes then seeing as it is easy to talk about team selections after a game I am quite happy with the side chosen based on who is fit and available. Was at Charlton on Boxing Day and Bridcutt and Andrews cannot be paired together as they are too similar. Ince in the middle everytime for me and hopefully further forward driving towards their box (reminding me of Patrick Viera) with Liam sitting and doing what he does best. Buckley on the right is correct in my view but he now needs to deliver as I am struggling to remember the last time he really did or have I got a short memory. Fancy us for 3 points today. UTA 4everaseagull

2:57pm Sun 29 Dec 13

ringtone says...

Come back Vegas, please.
Come back Vegas, please. ringtone

3:01pm Sun 29 Dec 13

To baldly go says...

WOW, COULDNT HAVE PICKED IT BETTER MYSELF! NO MOANS ABOUT THIS LINE UP. COME ON BRIGHTON
WOW, COULDNT HAVE PICKED IT BETTER MYSELF! NO MOANS ABOUT THIS LINE UP. COME ON BRIGHTON To baldly go

3:39pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Far gull says...

A with all comments ref team selection . Just heard leo hit the post ...come on albion.
A with all comments ref team selection . Just heard leo hit the post ...come on albion. Far gull

6:05pm Sat 4 Jan 14

wiseman of hove says...

Barnes and Ulloa - excellent
Barnes and Ulloa - excellent wiseman of hove

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