Exactly as revealed by TGGC, Sam Badock makes his first start tonight, although it remains unclear if this is truly 4-4-2 or an adaptation of the 4-5-1, with Baldock pushed wide. My money, unfortunately, is on the latter.
The side reads:
Green, O'Brien, Tomkins, Faye, McCartney, Lansbury, Noble, Nolan, Bentley, Baldock, Cole.
The absence of Taylor through injury suggests to me that we will line up like this:
O'Brien, Tomkins, Faye, McCartney
Collison has escaped the clutches of his alien abductors and is on the bench where he is joined by Diop, Carew and Faubert. So no Reid. What happens if Tomkins pulls up lame?