By Will Butcher
West Brom have handed Marouane Chamakh and Mohamed Sissoko a start in Saturday’s friendly against Indian Premier League side Delhi Dynamos.
Former Arsenal target man, Chamakh, is attempting to earn a contract with the Baggies after being released by Premier League rivals Crystal Palace, while Sissoko will look to impress after a short stint in China.
West Brom revealed the team news via their official Twitter account, with new signings Allan Nyom and Nacer Chadli also being handed their first starts in a West Brom shirt.
Former Liverpool star Sissoko, 31, has struggled to find a home following his three-year spell in Merseyside, with moves to the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Fiorentina, Levante and Shanghai Shenhua all coming in the last five years.
The combative midfielder made 86 appearances for Liverpool, after signing from La Liga giants Valencia in 2005. He scored just one goal for the Reds, but managed to pick up 24 league and cup yellow cards.
Morocco international Chamakh is also available on a free transfer after being released by Premier League rivals Crystal Palace at the end of last season.
The 32-year-old made just one start for Alan Pardew’s side last term, coming on 11 times as a substitute. Chamakh, who moved to Arsenal in 2010 from Bordeaux, starts up front with new £13million-man Chadli.
At half-time the score was 0-0, but the bad news for Chamakh is that he was forced off with an injury in the 25th minute after a terrible tackle by Anas Edathodika. The striker had made a bright start to the game.
In other West Brom news, this released striker has been signed by Premier League rivals Sunderland.