Physio File

HEAD Physio Steve Allen on the latest from the West Ham United treatment room, where it is good news ahead of the clash against West Brom, with the likes of Mark Noble returning to fitness and Matty Etherington and Nigel Reo-Coker overcoming knocks.

Roy Carroll
"Roy injured his knee in training two weeks ago. He is making good progress, although he won't be ready to return to action this weekend.

Matty Etherington
"Matty didn't train on Thursday because of some tightness in his groin. He will be back in training on Friday though and should be fine for Saturday's game against West Brom."

Nigel Reo-Coker
"Nigel has suffered some bone bruising and also didn't train on Thursday, but he should be back training on Friday and is another player who should be fine for Saturday's game.

Jeremie Aliadiere
"Jeremie didn't train on Thursday after playing for the Reserves on Wednesday evening. He came off at half-time in the Reserve game. He also should be back in training on Friday and available for selection on Saturday.

Mark Noble
"Mark played for the Reserves against Norwich City in midweek, his first game since coming back after a back problem. He was suffering from a prolapsed disc, which had been bothering him since last season. He had an injection and then went through a course of exercises designed to strengthen the corset area, and he is now back to fitness."

This weekend, Hammers will also be without goalkeeper Jimmy Walker who continues his rehabilitation after surgery to repair cruciate knee ligament damage.