NEW signings Gavin Williams and goalkeeper Robert Burch will make their first appearances for West Ham United this evening when the Reserve team take on Tottenham Hotspur at Upton Park.
Kevin Keen has named his strongest Reserve side of the season to
take on their London rivals, including seven players with
first-team experience in his team.
Malky Mackay and Rufus Brevett make their competitive returns after calf and hamstring injuries respectively, while Burch replaces the injured Jimmy Walker in goal.
Williams is likely to start on the right hand side of midfield.
There are five survivors from the side that beat Norwich City 2-0 at the Glyn Hopkin Stadium two weeks ago - youngsters Elliott Ward, Mark Noble, Chris Cohen, Moses Ashikodi and Kyel Reid.
Nigel Reo-Coker and Hayden Mullins, who were both on the
first-team bench for the 1-1 draw against Leeds, will also start
this evening after returning from suspension.
The team to face Spurs is as follows:
1. Robert Burch (GK)
2. Hayden Mullins
3. Rufus Brevett
4. Elliott Ward
5. Malky Mackay
6. Mark Noble
7. Gavin Williams
8. Chris Cohen
9. Moses Ashikodi
10. Nigel Reo-Coker
11. Kyel Reid
12. Darren Blewitt
13. Matthew Reed (GK)
14. Trent McClenahan
15. Youssef Sofiane
16. Sam Wright
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur at Upton Park, kick-off 7.00pm.