Team News: Alan Curbishley makes three changes to the team that started last week's FA Cup third round victory against Brighton & Hove Albion. Anton Ferdinand is ruled out with a groin injury, meaning that James Collins makes a timely return from a similar injury in the centre of defence, while new signing Nigel Quashie partners the returning Nigel Reo-Coker in the centre of midfield, as Hayden Mullins and Mark Noble miss out.
Luis Boa Morte makes his Premiership debut for Hammers against his former club, while Roy Carroll continues in goal after keeping a clean sheet against Brighton.
Referee: Graham Poll
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