Fans wanting to attend our much-anticipated Capital One Cup second round tie with Sheffield United can buy their tickets on the gate tonight for just £15 for Adults and £10 for Under-16s.

West Ham United will take on the Blades at the Boleyn Ground at 7.45pm, as the pair meet for the first time since the 2006/07 Premier League campaign.

Supporters who need to collect tickets from the Ticket Office ahead of kick-off are urged to arrive at the stadium as early as possible to avoid inconvenience.

Cash turnstiles will also open at 6.15pm in all four stands, but with demand expected to be high, fans are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Home Turnstiles:
*Sir Trevor Brooking Lower: Turnstiles 0 and 1 - Green Street
*Alpari Stand Lower: Turnstile 39 - Castle Street
*Alpari Upper: Turnstile 16 and 17 - Green Street
*Turnstile 29 - Castle Street
*Bobby Moore Upper: Turnstiles 46 and 49 - Castle Street/Priory Rd

Away Turnstiles:
*Turnstile 73 - Priory Road

Manager Sam Allardyce is expected to give game time to summer signings Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho and Diego Poyet as well as involving the likes of Ravel Morrison and Momo Diame.

Ahead of the game, Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold have issued a statement to supporters.

The Joint-Chairmen said: "We would like to welcome the players, staff, fans and directors of Sheffield United to East London for a game that we know has generated a great deal of interest among supporters of both sides. We are all too aware of the background to the fixture, with it being the first time these two great Clubs have played one another since the so called 'Tevez affair'.

"We know it is a game the two sets of fans will want to win and both managers will be picking teams they think are capable of seeing their team progress to the next round. So it is likely to be a fixture played with plenty of passion and commitment and hopefully we will have a great Cup tie on our hands.

"As Chairmen of the Club we would ask that those passions are channelled in the right way and we show our class as a Club. As far as we are concerned, the whole unsavoury episode is in the past as it involved different managers and different players and in our case, different Chairmen. So please make sure once again you demonstrate what being a West Ham fan is all about - by giving your all to support the team as we prepare for what will hopefully be another successful Cup run."


The Blades are now in Sky Bet League One and saw off Mansfield Town 2-1 in the first round.

The two clubs have met twice previously in the League Cup, with West Ham prevailing on both occasions. Bryan 'Pop' Robson scored a hat-trick and Clyde Best twice in a 5-0 fifth-round home win in November 1971, before Frank McAvennie and a Mike Small penalty secured a 2-0 third-round success at Bramall Lane in October 1991.

West Ham reached the semi-finals of last year's competition, beating Cheltenham Town, Cardiff City, Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur before eventual winners Manchester City ended their run.
The Hammers have twice reached the final of the tournament, finishing as runners-up to West Bromwich Albion in 1966 and Liverpool, after a replay, in 1981.

The Blades have reached the semi-finals once, in 2002/03, but have been eliminated at the first-round stage in three of the previous four seasons, including last term.