Reserves Travel To Portsmouth

NEW signing Jeremie Aliadiere gets his first start in a Hammers shirt this evening as Kevin Keen's Reserve team take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park, kick-off 7.00pm.

The 22-year-old French forward will partner Bobby Zamora in attack, who plays for the Reserves for the first time this season after coming off the bench in the last two first-team matches.

Also earning his first Reserve team appearance of the season is fit-again defender Chris Cohen, Kevin Keen's most used player last season with 21 second-string appearances.

Cohen will partner Elliott Ward in the centre of defence, who came on in the first-team's 2-1 defeat to Bolton at the weekend to earn the first Premiership appearance of his career.

Academy graduate Matt Reed continues in goal with fellow Academy player Jemel Henry coming in at right-back. Clive Clarke starts at left-back after recovering from injury.

The midfield also has an experienced look to it with Steve Lomas and Shaun Newton both starting alongside Tony Stokes and Kyel Reid.

The team to take on Portsmouth is:

1. Matt Reed (GK)
2. Jemel Henry
3. Clive Clarke
4. Chris Cohen
5. Elliott Ward
6. Tony Stokes
7. Shaun Newton
8. Steve Lomas
9. Bobby Zamora
10. Jeremie Aliadiere
11. Kyel Reid

12. David Cowley
13. Eren Kemal (GK)
14. Ishmael Welsh
15. Hogan Ephraim
16. Ryan Andrews
17. Liam White
18. Densal Davidson

Portsmouth v West Ham United at Fratton Park, kick-off 7.00pm.