Bywater Starts For Reserves

STEPHEN Bywater will make his first start of the season for the Reserves against Fulham at Upton Park this evening, kick-off 7.00pm.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper forms part of an experienced Reserve side, which also includes senior players Rufus Brevett, Gavin Williams and Luke Chadwick.

After an impressive debut in last week's 1-1 draw with Leicester City, schoolboy James Tomkins keeps his place in central defence alongside Chris Cohen, with Brevett and Henry the full-backs.

In midfield, Williams will partner Tony Stokes in the centre, with Chadwick and Kyel Reid providing the width.

Up front, Kevin Keen sticks with the youthful partnership of Moses Ashikodi and Hogan Ephraim.

The team to face Fulham is as follows:

1. Stephen Bywater (GK)
2. Jemel Henry
3. Rufus Brevett
4. Chris Cohen
5. James Tomkins
6. Tony Stokes
7. Luke Chadwick
8. Gavin Williams
9. Moses Ashikodi
10. Hogan Ephraim
11. Kyel Reid

12. Ryan Andrews
13. Dusan Kuciak (GK)
14. David Cowley
15. Danny Bunce
16. Densal Davidson
17. Ishmael Welsh

West Ham United v Fulham at Upton Park, kick-off 7.00pm.