Squad To Meet Lions

ALAN Pardew has named an unchanged squad for the visit of Millwall to Upton Park.

There is no change in the treatment room, with Christian Dailly, Steve Lomas and Sergei Rebrov all unavailable due to calf problems and Don Hutchison a long-term casualty because of knee trouble.

Malky Mackay is out of the Millwall game with a calf injury, but Pards is hopeful that the Scottish international will take part in a Reserve game next week.

Matty Etherington could make a return to the first-team, after proving a successful second-half substitute in the 3-0 win over Coventry, with Mark Noble switching inside to centre-midfield.

Pards said: "Matty is pushing for a starting place after his performance against Coventry. He's a huge player for us and if he does start we'll be looking for him to have a big impact on the game."

One player almost certain to start the match is former Lions trainee Teddy Sheringham, and Alan Pardew insisted the former England striker will up for the challenge.

"I'm sure Teddy will get an interesting reception from the Millwall fans," he said. "But Teddy is a fantastic professional and he's been in these kind of situations plenty of times before.

"He rides criticism like that and he'll be a really important player for us again.

"He was part of one of the best Millwall teams in the Club's history, and I'm sure deep down their fans have to respect that."

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

Bywater (GK), Walker (GK), Etherington, Mullins, Powell, Repka, Reo-Coker, Chadwick, Williams, Fletcher, Ferdinand, Harewood, Zamora, Sheringham, Newton, Noble, Ward, Ephraim.

West Ham United v Millwall at Upton Park, kick-off 12.00pm.