Reserves And Youths In Action

A strong reserve side takes on Chelsea at Upton Park on Tuesday evening, while the under-18 youth team travel north to face Manchester City in the quarter final of the FA Youth Cup.

Academy boss Tony Carr concedes that Manchester City are amongst the favourites for the competition and are a strong, physical side.

Team: George Sealey, Tommy Laws, Anton Ferdinand, Elliott Ward, Brent Tattam, Marce Collington, Graeme Carrick, Phil Lumsden, Mitchell Cole, Danny Morris, Greg Pearson, Sam Wright. Subs: Matthew Reed (GK), Trent McLenehan, Mark Noble, Darren Blewitt.

As far as the reserves are concerned, eight players with first team experience are involved against a very young Chelsea side.

Team: Bywater, Schemmel, Byrne, Delaney, Breen, Dailly, Cisse, D Noble, Garcia, Hutchison, McMahon. Subs: Fletcher, Forde, Lee, Cohen.