Zamora Starts As Reserves Face Addicks

BOBBY Zamora is set to start for Hammers Reserves as they take on Charlton Athletic at Dagenham & Redbridge this evening, kick-off 7.00pm.

Zamora will form one-half of a potent first-team strike-force that will also include Arsenal loanee Jeremie Aliadiere.

Elsewhere it is an exciting blend of youth and experience for the Hammers.

There is plenty of senior experience in goal, where Stephen Bywater starts after returning from his loan spell at Coventry as cover for the injured Roy Carroll.

Right-back Jemel Henry and centre-back James Tomkins are two Academy players who will be partnered by the more experienced Clive Clarke and Elliott Ward in the back-four.

David Bellion is the most experienced player of the midfield quartet, the Frenchman on loan from Manchester United expected to start on the right.

Academy graduate Tony Stokes will start alongside second-year Academy player David Cowley in centre-midfield with former England Youth player Ishmael Welsh wide on the left. Kyel Reid misses out this evening after picking up an injury playing for the Under-18s on Saturday.

The Reserve team to face Chartlon Athletic is as follows:

1. Stephen Bywater (GK)
2. Jemel Henry
3. Clive Clarke
4. James Tomkins
5. Elliott Ward
6. Tony Stokes
7. David Bellion
8. David Cowley
9. Bobby Zamora
10. Jeremie Aliadiere
11. Ishmael Welsh

12. Liam White
21. Matthew Reed (GK)
14. Ryan Andrews
15. Jack Jeffery
16. Zavon Hines
17. Lee Hales
18. Joe Widdowson

West Ham United v Charlton Athletic at Glyn Hopkin Stadium, Dagenham & Redbridge, kick-off 7.00pm.