Lomas And Kuciak Start For Reserves

STEVE Lomas returns to action in the Reserves this evening, while new signing Dusan Kuciak will make his debut in goal as the Hammers take on Charlton Athletic at Dagenham and Redbridge's Glyn Hopkin Stadium.

Lomas has been out since sustaining a calf injury in December, and this will be his first outing since leaving the field after half an hour of the first-team's game at Rotherham six weeks ago.

Slovakian Under-19 international Kuciak makes his first appearance since signing on loan from MSK Zilina on 31st January. The 19-year-old, who has agreed a deal until the end of the season, replaces Matt Reed in goal.

Trent McClenahan replaces Jemel Henry after returning from international duty with the Australian Under-20s last week and appearing as an unused sub for the first-team's win over Cardiff on Sunday. Another of the unused substitutes from that game, Rufus Brevett, is included in place of the suspended Chris Cohen. Defender Darren Blewitt is also serving a one-match suspension this evening.

Tommy Laws comes in for Andy Melville who is on loan to Nottingham Forest, while Kyel Reid makes way for Lomas and Ollie Allen is recalled in place of Hogan Ephraim.

A youthful looking substitutes bench includes First Year Academy scholars Liam White, Ryan Andrews and Ishmael Welsh-Elliott.
The team to face Charlton Athletic is as follows:

1. Dusan Kuciak (GK)
2. Trent McClenahan
3. Rufus Brevett
4. Tommy Laws
5. Elliott Ward
6. Steve Lomas
7. Oliver Allen
8. Sam Wright
9. Moses Ashikodi
10. Tony Stokes
11. Greg Pearson

12. Liam White
13. Matthew Reed (GK)
14. Kyel Reid
15. Ryan Andrews
16. Ishamel Welsh-Elliott

West Ham United v Charlton Athletic at Dagenham and Redbridge, kick-off 7.00pm.