Experienced Squad To Face Leeds

HAMMERS boss Alan Pardew has named an experienced squad to take on Leeds at Upton Park this evening. Defender Malky Mackay is available for selection after  a month out with a calf problem, while Hayden Mullins and Nigel Reo-Coker both return to the squad after suspension.

Goalkeeper James Walker underwent a groin operation this week and will be out of action for a month. Spurs 'keeper Robert Burch has been signed on a month's loan as cover for Stephen Bywater, but Academy goalkeeper Matt Reed is also included in tonight's squad as back up.

Pards has no other fresh injury worries ahead of the game, with Teddy Sheringham again included in the squad after completing a full weeks training. Rufus Brevett is absent due to a hamstring problem.

The team to face Leeds United will be chosen from the following squad:

Bywater (GK), Reed (GK), Repka, Fletcher, C Powell, Chadwick, Lomas, D Powell, Mackay, Rebrov, Etherington, Harewood, Zamora, Ferdinand, Sheringham, Mullins, Reo-Coker. 

West Ham United v Leeds United, Friday 10th December, kick-off: 7.45pm