Rufus Returns For Reserves

KEVIN Keen has named senior players Rufus Brevett and Andy Melville in his Reserve team to face Chelsea at Aldershot in the Barclaycard Premier Reserve League South this evening.

Brevett's last outing for the Hammers was in the Reserves' 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in December, but he has been an unused substitute in the last two first-team matches. 

Matt Reed returns in goal for Darren Behcet, while Tommy Laws starts at right back in place of Jemel Henry. Darren Blewitt will again be paired in the centre of defence with former Welsh international Melville, while Chris Cohen, Sam Wright, Youssef Sofiane and Kyel Reid make up a young midfield quartet.


Up front the presence of Moses Ashikodi is paired with the energy of Greg Pearson, who has returned from a loan spell at Canvey Island.


The team to face Chelsea is as follows:


  1. Matthew Reed (GK)
  2. Tommy Laws
  3. Rufus Brevett
  4. Andy Melville
  5. Darren Blewitt
  6. Chris Cohen
  7. Youssef Sofiane
  8. Sam Wright
  9. Moses Ashikodi
  10. Greg Pearson
  11. Kyel Reid
  12. Tony Stokes
  13. Darren Behcet (GK)
  14. Oliver Allen
  15. Jemel Henry
  16. Danny Bunce
  17. David Shaw

Chelsea v West Ham United at Aldershot, kick-off 7.00pm