Squad To Face Gills

GAVIN Williams returns to the squad for tonight's clash with Gillingham after missing the last four games with an ankle injury, but Alan Pardew will be without Hayden Mullins, Mark Noble and Sergei Rebrov for the trip to Priestfield.

Mullins (groin), Noble (hamstring) and Rebrov (calf) were all injured in the 5-0 rout of Plymouth on Saturday, but Steve Lomas is fit after playing 45 minutes against the Pilgrims and Matty Etherington is in line to make his first appearance since undergoing an operation on his groin injury.

Christian Dailly (thigh) is still four weeks away from fitness, while Don Hutchison (knee) remains in the treatment room.

The game is still scheduled to go ahead despite snow in the area, however supporters are advised to check updates on the official website or call the Ticket Office on 0870 112 2700 before travelling.

The team to face Gillingham will be chosen from the following squad:
Bywater (GK), Walker (GK), Lomas, Ferdinand, Powell, Mackay, Reo-Coker, Repka, Williams, Fletcher, Etherington, Harewood, Zamora, Sheringham, Cohen, Brevett, Ward, McClenahan.

Gillingham v West Ham United at Priestfield, kick-off 7.45pm.