BBC Sport - Alan Irvine stands by West Brom League Cup changes

Irvine defends Baggies team changes

West Bromwich Albion head coach Alan Irvine stands by his decision to make 10 changes for Tuesday's 2-1 League Cup defeat at Bournemouth.

Only Craig Dawson stayed in the Baggies' team from Saturday's 2-2 Premier League home draw with Crystal Palace, but Irvine says he does not regret changing virtually his entire starting line-up.

"I've got to look after the players who have been playing in all their games," Irvine told BBC WM 95.6. "And I also have to give players who are desperate to play a platform to impress. Some of them did, but not enough of them."

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