Reserves back at the Boleyn

Alex Dyer's West Ham United reserve side take on Portsmouth at the Boleyn Ground tonight looking to maintain their 100 per cent home record this season.

The reserve team manager could have several members of the first-team squad who did not feature, or came off the bench, in the 1-0 win at Sunderland on Sunday at his disposal, meaning a potential second reserves run-out for Diego Tristan. James Tomkins may also get the chance to continue his return to fitness.

"It's a good game for us," said Dyer. "It's at the stadium and we've got a few first-team boys who will be playing with the younger lads so we should have an exciting game. We decided to play there as the there isn't a home game for 12 days so it was ideal that we use the pitch, especially as we have quite a few first team players involved."

The reserves have beaten West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal 4-3 and 1-0 respectively in their first two home matches at Bishop's Stortford and will be looking to make it a third home success in tonight's Barclays Premier Reserve League Southern Division fixture. Dyer believes the opportunity to play at the stadium should give his players an extra edge.

"The lads are looking forward to playing at Upton Park - it gives it an extra bit of spice. It's a place where the first team play and they can feel more like they're playing for West Ham United. We play at Bishop's Stortford, which has got a nice pitch, but the players always want to play at their home pitch." will have full text coverage of the of contest along with all of the post-match reaction. Kick-off is at 7pm. Season tickets holders get in for free, adults are £3, with OAPs and under-16s £1.