With just two wins in its last 12, West Brom is flirting with the relegation zone and Alan Irvine knows it.
The Baggies manager admitted his job could be on the line as the club travels to the Britannia to take on Stoke City at 10am ET, live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Mark Hughes will consider himself lucky to have creative midfielder Bojan Krkic available and in the starting lineup today. The Spaniard earned and bagged a penalty in the 1-0 win at Everton on Boxing Day, but he came off after 66 minutes with a back injury.
Ryan Shawcross is also fine after a slight head injury against Everton, and starts today at the back alongside American Geoff Cameron. Meanwhile, Phil Bardsley and Stephen Ireland were not so lucky, with both missing out due to injury.
For West Brom, Irvine has chosen Nigerian striker Brown Ideye up front in favor of Saido Berahino, while fellow striker Victor Anichebe continues to be absent with a groin injury.
Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters; Nzonzi, Whelan; Diouf, Bojan, Arnautovic; Crouch.
Bench: Butland; Huth, Wilson, Adam, Walters, Assaidi, Shenton.
West Brom: Foster, Wisdom, Lescott, McAuley, Baird, Gardner, Morrison, Brunt, Dorrans, Sessegnon, Ideye.
Bench: Myhill, Gamboa, Dawson, Yacob, Mulumbu, Varela, Berahino.