(Sporting Alert) — As expected, there is no Peter Odemwingie for West Bromwich today for the English Premier League clash with Tottenham at The Hawthorns.
The Nigeria striker stole the headlines on deadline day after showing up at Loftus Road without permission from his club to force a move to QPR.
His absence sees manager Steve Clarke naming Shane Long and Romelu Lukaku in the attack.
Meanwhile, January recruit midfielder Lewis Holtby has once again started on the bench, but could play some part as the game goes on.
Striker Jermain Defoe, who played the full 90 minutes in the last outing, has passed fit from a minor pelvic problem and starts as the lone man up front.
Aaron Lennon, Gareth Bale, Clint Dempsey and Scott Parker are also among the starters here this afternoon for Tottenham, who could pull within a point of Chelsea in the Premier League standings.
West Bromwich v Tottenham Teams
Tottenham team: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Dembele, Parker, Lennon, Bale, Dempsey, Defoe.
Subs: Friedel, Gallas, Naughton, Huddlestone, Livermore, Sigurdsson, Holtby.
West Brom team: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Popov, Dorrans, Yacob, Morrison, Brunt, Long, Lukaku.
Subs: Myhill, Ridgewell, Thomas, Jones, Rosenberg, Fortune, Tamas.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg.