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Jonny Evans and Gareth Barry named in West Brom's starting line-up for FA Cup clash with Southampton

Jonny Evans and Gareth Barry have been named in West Brom's starting line-up for their FA Cup clash with Southampton today.

Evans and Barry - along with Boaz Myhill and Jake Livermore - came forward on Friday to apologise and take responsibility for breaking a team curfew on a club trip to Barcelona earlier in the week.

Myhill was named on the bench, while Livermore was absent. Evans has captained West Brom this season but the club's Twitter feed listed Gareth McAuley as wearing the armband.

The quartet issued a statement of apology on Friday, identifying themselves as being the players whose behaviour in Spain led to their club promising disciplinary action.

Head coach Pardew refused to comment on reports that the four players were involved in an incident involving a taxi, but it was widely reported they were being investigated over allegedly taking the vehicle without permission at the end of a night out.

Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported the quartet had food at a McDonald's restaurant before leaving at 5.30am on Thursday morning and taking the taxi in which they had travelled to find food, driving it to their hotel. The newspaper said the players gave a statement to police but were not arrested.

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