Premier League team news: West Brom v Sunderland

Sessegnon could make his debut against former club Sunderland. Photo: PA

West Brom forward Stephane Sessegnon could make his debut against former club Sunderland after finally receiving a work permit.

The Benin international missed last weekend's draw at Fulham due to an issue with his papers but has now been cleared to get his Albion career under way when his old side come to the Hawthorns this weekend.

Strikers Shane Long (knee) and Matej Vydra (hamstring) remain doubtful for the match while Steven Reid, Zoltan Gera and George Thorne are still working their way back to fitness. Goalkeeper Ben Foster is recovering from surgery on his foot.

Central defender John O'Shea will return to the Sunderland squad for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League trip to West Brom.

The Republic of Ireland international sat out last weekend's 3-1 home defeat by Arsenal after being sent-off at Crystal Palace, but is included in a squad which could also feature midfielder Lee Cattermole, the man he has replaced as skipper, following his recovery from an ankle problem.

They will be joined by Italy midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, who has shaken off the tight hamstring which forced him to miss the clash with the Gunners, but defender Wes Brown, who was included among the substitutes last Saturday, is absent due to a calf problem.

Provisional squads:

West Brom: Myhill, Daniels, Olsson, Popov, Ridgewell, Lugano, McAuley, Dawson, Jones, Yacob, Morrison, Brunt, Dorrans, Sinclair, Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Long, Anichebe, Sessegnon, Rosenberg, Berahino, Anelka.

Sunderland: Westwood, Mannone, Celustka, Cuellar, O'Shea, Diakite, Roberge, Colback, Cattermole, Cabral, Gardner, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Vaughan, Mavrias, Altidore, Fletcher, Wickham, Ji.