Reserve Team To Face Chelsea

KEVIN Keen has named five players with first-team experience in his Reserve team to take on Chelsea at Aldershot this evening, kick-off 7.00pm.

Elliott Ward, Chris Cohen, Clive Clarke and David Bellion are the players with senior experience lining-up this evening, while young midfielder Tony Stokes has also made his first-team bow after coming on as a substitute in the Carling Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Matt Reed starts in goal having impressed between the sticks for the Reserve team this season, with Jemel Henry at right-back joining an experienced back four which includes Ward and Cohen in central defence and Clarke at left-back.

David Bellion looks set to start on the right of midfield with Tony Stokes partnering David Cowley in the centre and Ishmael Welsh winning a start on the left.

Up front sees the youthful pairing of Zavon Hines and Jack Jeffery again start for the Hammers second-string. Both the strikers are 16-year-old first year scholars in the West Ham United Academy.

The team to face Chelsea is:

1. Matthew Reed (GK)
2. Jemel Henry
3. Clive Clarke
4. Chris Cohen
5. Elliott Ward
6. Tony Stokes
7. David Bellion
8. David Cowley
9. Zavon Hines
10. Jack Jeffery
11. Ishmael Welsh

12. Liam White
13. David Blackmore (GK)
14. James Tomkins
15. Ryan Andrews
16. Kyel Reid

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