Reserve Team To Face Southampton

CLIVE Clarke and Chris Cohen are the two players with experience of senior football named by Kevin Keen in a young Reserve team to take on Southampton.

Clarke and Cohen played in last week's 3-1 win at Portsmouth and will again start as part of Kevin Keen's back four. Also lining-up for the defence are Jemel Henry at right-back and Liam White at centre-half.

In goal, Matt Reed continues after making an impressive start to the season and first year Academy scholar David Blackmore is named as the substitute goalkeeper after Eren Kemal was injured playing for the Under-18s on Saturday.

The midfield has a youthful look to it with David Cowley and Tony Stokes paired in the centre, with Ryan Andrews operating on the right in a slightly unfamiliar role from the full-back position he is used to playing.

In-form Ishmael Welsh starts on the left in place of Kyel Reid who is on duty with the England Under-19s along with Hogan Ephraim. James Tomkins is unavailable due to his participation in the Pepsi Tournament with the England Under-17s.

Up front sees a new Reserve team strike partnership of Jack Jeffery and Zavon Hines who will both be making their first starts for the Reserves this evening.

The team to face Southampton is as follows:

1. Matt Reed (GK)
2. Jemel Henry
3. Clive Clarke
4. Liam White
5. Chris Cohen
6. Tony Stokes
7. David Cowley
8. Ryan Andrews
9. Jack Jeffery
10. Zavon Hines
11. Ishmael Welsh

12. Densal Davidson
14. Lorcan Fitzgerald
15. Jack Collison
16. Lee Hales
17. Joe Widdowson
21. David Blackmore (GK)

West Ham United v Southampton at Dagenham & Redbridge, kick-off 7.00pm.