Squad To Face Spurs

IT'S another strong West Ham United squad which prepares for the visit to White Hart Lane on Sunday, including players fresh from international duty like Paul Konchesky, Danny Gabbidon, Christian Dailly and Anton Ferdinand.

Mark Noble is in the squad after captaining the England Under-19s to victory on Wednesday night and is one of the players vying to replace the injured Nigel Reo-Coker, along with Dailly, Carl Fletcher and Shaun Newton.

Pards also names four ex-Spurs players in his travelling party - Teddy Sheringham, Bobby Zamora, Matty Etherington and Konchesky.

Goalkeeper Roy Carroll has returned to full training following a knee injury, but after only one day of training on Thursday Pards is unlikely to risk the Northern Ireland international following the solid form of Shaka Hislop.

Hislop went off in the 1-0 victory over West Brom at Upton Park two weeks ago, but is fit enough to be named in the squad.

"The goalkeeping situation is one that I will have to think hard over," he admitted. "Roy Carroll returned to training on Thursday, which was his first full day. But with only one day of training under his belt it is unlikely that he will be available on Sunday.

"Shaka has played very well since he came into the side, has done a great job, and I'm confident that he will start on Sunday."

Nigel Reo-Coker will be absent due to a fractured ankle, which is likely to keep him out for between four and five weeks. The only other player in the Hammers treatment room is goalkeeper Jimmy Walker, who continues his rehabilitation after knee surgery to repair a damaged cruciate ligament.

The squad to face Spurs is as follows:

Hislop (GK), Bywater (GK), Etherington, Mullins, Gabbidon, Repka, Konchesky, Ward, Collins, Dailly, Bellion, Newton, Ferdinand, Harewood, Zamora, Clarke, Sheringham, Noble, Benayoun, Fletcher, Aliadiere.