Christian Returns For Reserves

DEFENDER Christian Dailly is set to make his first appearance for the Hammers since September last year when he lines up for the Reserves at Coventry City this evening.

Christian has been out for almost seven months with a knee injury that required an operation and more recently with a thigh strain. He returns to a strong Reserve side, which also includes senior stars Steve Lomas and Luke Chadwick.

Slovakian youth international Dusan Kuciak will start in goal with Jemel Henry and Chris Cohen operating as full-backs and Tommy Laws continuing in the centre of defence alongside Dailly.

In midfield, Lomas and Chadwick are joined by Tony Stokes and Kyel Reid, while Moses Ashikodi and Greg Pearson will continue their partnership up front.

The team to face Coventry City is as follows:

1. Dusan Kuciak (GK)
2. Jemel Henry
3. Chris Cohen
4. Tommy Laws
5. Christian Dailly
6. Steve Lomas
7. Luke Chadwick
8. Tony Stokes
9. Greg Pearson
10. Moses Ashikodi
11. Kyel Reid

12. Danny Bunce
13. Matt Reed (GK)
14. Ryan Andrews
15. David Cowley
16. Ollie Allen
17. Liam White 

Coventry City v West Ham United at Highfield Road, kick-off 7.00pm.