West Ham United's Development Squad will face Alan Devonshire's Braintree Town in a friendly on Monday evening.

Ian Hendon's side will make the short trip to Essex to face the Blue Square Bet Premier team at Cressing Road Stadium, with kick-off at 7.45pm.

The Development Squad have made an encouraging start to the 2012/13 season, winning two of their opening three Barclays U21 Premier League matches.

Braintree, meanwhile, go into the weekend eleventh in the Blue Square Bet Premier table and on a three-match unbeaten run. After defeating Woking and Tamworth and drawing with Kidderminster Harriers in their previous three league matches, the Iron travel to Macclesfield Town on Saturday.

Former Hammers and England midfielder Devonshire has been a revelation since taking charge at Braintree in the summer of 2011. Last season, despite working with one of the smallest budgets in the division, the Essex club finished 12th in the table.

West Ham's squad for the game is expected to feature senior players in need of game-time and a host of young professionals, including recent first-team debutants George Moncur and Matthias Fanimo. One-time Braintree loanee Dominic Vose could also be involved.

Monday's game will not be all ticket. Tickets will not be available for sale prior to the game and spectators should pay at turnstiles 1-4, with all Adult tickets priced £10, OAP/Under-16s tickets priced £5 and Under-11s tickets priced £3.

Limited parking is available at the ground. priced at £2 per car, with no vehicles allowed entry into the car park after 6.30pm to avoid congestion.

For directions to Cressing Road Stadium, click here.

For further information, please contact Braintree Town FC on 01376 345617.

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