Reserves back in action tonight

Kevin Keen's reserves return to action at the Boleyn Ground tonight with high hopes of continuing a good run of form.

Although lying sixth in the ten-team Barclays Premier Reserve League, West Ham United are just two points behind Reading and this evening's opponents Birmingham City, who sit in second and third place respectively. It is the first game at home in 2008 with the last two fixtures being the 2-1 loss at Aston Villa on 7 January and a 1-0 win at Portsmouth a fortnight later.

Keen said: "It would be great to see a few new fans coming to the game along with our regulars, as I am sure we will have some of our senior players appearing along with our talented crop of young players." Keen oversaw a practice game last week that saw Bobby Zamora score on his return to action for the first time since 28 August and the striker may well play a part this evening as well.

Kick-off is at 7pm, with doors open at 6pm. Entry is free to season-ticket holders. For all others it is £3 for adults and £1 for Under-16s. will have full live text coverage of the action so make sure you return here later.