Albion's referee for their trip to Newcastle on Sunday (2pm,Sky Sports) has been confirmed.

Kevin Friend will be the man in the middle, but his record is not the best.

In the four games he was charge of Albion last season they won one, drew one and lost two.

However, that win did come at the Amex as Albion beat Norwich 2-0 in November.

The VAR official will be Craig Pawson, who was in Charge of Albion's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea on Monday night.