Squad To Face Wolves

HAMMERS boss Alan Pardew will be looking for more big performances from the players that claimed the FA Cup scalp of Norwich City, as the Hammers travel to Molineux to take on Wolves.

Pards is missing several key players because of injury and suspension, meaning young midfielder Mark Noble, who debuted so successfully against the Canaries, looks set to take his League bow, while Academy graduates Kyel Reid and Youssef Sofiane are again in the squad.

Bobby Zamora returns after a one-match suspension for picking up five yellow cards and Gavin Williams is back for this Championship clash after being cup-tied.

Don Hutchison (knee), Steve Lomas (calf), Teddy Sheringham (ankle), Christian Dailly (knee), Matty Etherington (groin) and Nigel Reo-Coker (pleurisy) are all ruled-out of this weekend's game.

Carl Flecther is suspended after reaching five bookings this season, however is struggling with a knee injury and would not have taken part.

 "We are missing a few players for Saturday," said Pards. "Matty Etherington has been forced to have an operation on his groin and will be out for three weeks.

"Unfortunately, it's a recurrence of the problem he had earlier in the season, which the original keyhole surgery did not pick up.

"Christian Dailly and Steve Lomas are progressing, but they'll both be out for Saturday along with Nigel Reo-Coker who has had pleurisy and is still feeling the effects.

"Teddy Sheringham has only trained once this week and is not fit enough to return.

"But the players that were involved against Norwich did extremely well and we going into the game with a lot of confidence after that performance."

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

Bywater (GK), Walker (GK), Repka, Brevett, Powell, Chadwick, Mackay, Zamora, Williams, Rebrov, Noble, Harewood, Cohen, Ferdinand, Melville, Mullins, Sofiane, Reid.

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