Bournemouth v West Brom LIVE commentary: New Championship season kicks off and unfolds


The new championship season kicks off on Friday night as promotion hopefuls Bournemouth and West Brom face off.

All 24 clubs in the Championship are set for another hectic and entertaining campaign with games that should once again be dense and fast.


Scott Parker is ready for his first competitive game as Bournemouth boss

It’s all happening on the south coast and both Bournemouth and West Brom will want to set a first milestone.

Bournemouth, who appointed Scott Parker in June, was beaten in the playoffs last season and will be eager to fight back.

West Brom, meanwhile, was relegated from the Premier League last season and has since also a new manager at Valerien Ismael.

Bournemouth v West Brom: how to listen

This match will take place at 7:45 p.m. on Friday August 6.

Full coverage of Vitality Stadium will be live exclusively on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-match prep starting at 7pm.

Dan Windle will be your host and comments will come from Jim Proudfoot and David Connolly.

To connect, click HERE for the live stream.

Valérien Ismael to take charge of West Brom for the first time


Valérien Ismael to take charge of West Brom for the first time

Bournemouth v West Brom: team news

Bournemouth will be without midfielder Lewis Cook, who suffers from an injury.

They also have doubts about Arnaut Danjuma, Steve Cook, Leif Davis, Ben Pearson and Jack Stacey.

Meanwhile, West Brom will be without Quevin Castro, Taylor Gardner-Hickman and Adam Reach.

Matheus Pereira is also unlikely to be among growing speculation that he is set to leave the club.

The Baggies have no further doubts about the injuries.

Bournemouth vs West Brom: what was said?

West Brom boss Valérien Ismael: “We are really looking forward to Friday night’s game. It’s a great feeling to start the championship season.

“We need tension, adrenaline. Everything happens on a match day and we can’t wait for it to start.

“The guys got to grips with our new style and new philosophy in the preseason, but now is the time to implement that into competitive games.

“We are thrilled with the fitness levels. We worked very well in the pre-season. You never know how a player will react to the new training methods, but they have prepared themselves so well and they are ready to attack the season now.

“It’s always important to start well to have a good feeling. We don’t need to overestimate the first game though because it’s a very, very long season.

“We have to approach the game with the right attitude, the right mindset, the right intensity and work together to get a good result.

“We know we have the quality to score at any point in the game. It is important to transfer all of this to the field on Friday.

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