Rebrov Returns For Reserves

SERGEI Rebrov will make his first appearance for the Hammers since February in the Reserves' clash at Crystal Palace this evening, kick-off 7.00pm.

The Ukraine striker has not played since injuring his calf in the 5-0 win over Plymouth at Upton Park, and his return is a welcome boost for Hammers boss Alan Pardew with the concern over Teddy Sheringham's hamstring injury.

Rebrov starts for Kevin Keen's side in place of Moses Ashikodi, who pulled a hamstring in the 0-0 draw against Derby County last week. He will be partnered in attack by Hogan Ephraim, with David Cowley, Tony Stokes and Kyel Reid all continuing in midfield.

They will be joined by Chris Cohen, who reverts to his more familiar central midfield role having played the last six games at centre-half. James Tomkins takes Cohen's place in the heart of the defence alongside Liam White.

Rufus Brevett returns at left-back, which means Ryan Andrews will switch to his preferred right-back role in place of Jemel Henry. Slovakian youth international Dusan Kuciak continues in goal.

The team to face Crystal Palace is as follows:

1. Dusan Kuciak (GK)
2. Ryan Andrews
3. Rufus Brevett
4. James Tomkins
5. Liam White
6. Tony Stokes
7. David Cowley
8. Chris Cohen
9. Sergei Rebrov
10. Hogan Ephraim
11. Kyel Reid

12. Ishmael Welsh
13. Matt Reed (GK)
14. Densal Davidson
15. Richard Georgiou
16. Tommy Laws

Crystal Palace v West Ham United at Selhurst Park, kick-off 7.00pm.