Ian Hendon's West Ham United Development Squad will be boosted by the presence of no fewer than seven players with first-team experience when they face Bolton Wanderers at the Boleyn Ground on Monday evening.

Senior stars Stephen Henderson, James Tomkins, Alou Diarra and Gary O'Neil (pictured) will be joined in Hendon's starting XI by Academy graduates Rob Hall, George Moncur and Matthias Fanimo, who impressed in last week's Capital One Cup second-round win over Crewe Alexandra.

The Development Squad have made a perfect start to the 2012/13 Barclays U21 Premier League campaign, defeating Reading 3-1 at Rush Green before thrashing Everton 5-1 on Merseyside eight days ago.

Hendon is looking for his players - both young professionals and experienced first-team squad members - to produce another positive performance and result.

With admission free for Season Ticket holders and the Stadium Superstore open up to the 7pm kick-off, a bumper crowd is expected for the fixture. Non-Season Ticket holders will be admitted to the Alpari Stand Lower for just £3 for Adults and £1 for Under-16s.

"We have made a good start to the season by winning our opening two matches and will be looking to make it three out of three tonight," said Hendon. "The young lads who have played for me have done a fine job and I'm sure they'll want to impress again this evening.

"We'll have a few senior boys playing who will want to catch the eye of the manager, too, so I'm expecting another good performance.

"Obviously the bigger the crowd the better because all players, no matter how experienced they are, are inspired by the support they get from the fans and they will want to put on a good performance."

Alongside the aforementioned seven, Hendon will also call upon the services of a number of other promising youngsters, including Callum Driver, Paul McCallum, Eoin Wearen, Sebastian Lletget and Leo Chambers.

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