Reserves Back in Action

Kevin Keen has named a strong line-up for tonight's reserve team clash at Southampton.

New signing Yaniv Katan will make his first start in a Hammers shirt, while Mark Noble is back after illness and striker Petr Mikolanda plays following his return from a loan spell at Swindon Town.

The trip to the south coast is our first reserve team match since the 6-1 win over Charlton back on November 15th, and Keen is looking forward to seeing his team return to action.

"It's been almost two months since our last game, so it will be nice to get back into the swing of things," says the Hammers coach. "It will be a tough game at Southampton, they are a very decent side, but we are taking a strong squad and hopefully we can carry on where we left off."

The game takes place at Southampton's Staplewood training ground and kicks off at 7pm.

Reserve team to face Southampton:

Stephen Bywater; Ryan Andrews, James Tomkins, Darren Blewitt, Clive Clarke; Sekou Baradji, Mark Noble, Hogan Ephraim, Kyel Reid; Petr Mikolanda, Yaniv Katan.
Subs: Liam White, Eran Kemal, David Cowley, Zavon Hines, Ishmael Welsh, Densal Davidson.