21 Man Squad Announced

Several youngsters are involved in the squad to face Bournemouth on Tuesday evening as West Ham open their preseason campaign.

Rob Lee is included in the squad, which includes rookies Anton Ferdinand, Elliot Ward, Daryl McMahon, Mitchell Cole, and Trent McLenehan, as well.

Reports, however, that Paul Gascoigne has started training at Chadwell Heath as he looks to get fit to resume playing elsewhere, are, however, wide of the mark.

SQUAD: James, Bywater, Schemmel, Brevett, Repka, Pearce, Dailly, Hutchison, Sinclair, Cole J, Garcia, Defoe, Kanoute, Lee, Noble, Byrne, Ferdinand, Ward, McMahon, Cole M, McLenehan.