Brown names strong squad for Villa clash

Steve Brown has named a strong reserve squad for tonight's clash against Aston Villa at the Bescot Stadium.

Luis Boa Morte will be making his return to action after being ruled out of the last two games with illness. James Collins gets his first taste of match action after recovering from a troublesome groin injury and Jimmy Walker continues his comeback in goal.

Kick-off is at 7pm and the Hammers squad is as follows:

Jimmy Walker, John Pantsil, Jonathan Spector, Hayden Mullins, James Tomkins, James Collins, Shaun Newton, Kepa Blanco, Freddie Sears, Luis Boa Morte, David Blackmore, Joe Widdowson, Lee Hales, Junior Stanislas, Jack Jeffrey.