Duo back for Baggies test

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by Stuart Vose

Di Canio boosted by pair’s return.

Paolo Di Canio says Emanuele Giaccherini and John O’Shea will be in contention for this weekend’s game at West Brom.

An injury ruled Giaccherini out of the defeat to Arsenal but Di Canio says he is available ahead of the trip to The Hawthorns.

He will be joined by captain O’Shea, who served a one-match ban last weekend.

The Irishman had limped out of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Austria whilst away on international duty.

But both are ready for duty this weekend to further bolster Di Canio’s options.

“They are ready to be selected,” Di Canio told safc.com. “We know Giaccherini is crucial, and O’Shea – our captain – is a crucial player.

“There is no doubt they will be in the game.”