Reserves look for Stoke double

West Ham United reserves will be looking to end their season on a high when they play host to Stoke City at Bishop's Stortford tonight.

Alex Dyer's reserve side have enjoyed an excellent season and sit fourth in the Barclays Premier Reserve League South after an impressive 2-0 away win against the same opponents eight days ago.

With several of his reserve-team regulars like Josh Payne and Junior Stanislas being involved in the first team in recent matches, Dyer is expected to name another youthful-looking lineup, with Bondz 'Gala captaining the side alongside a host of other youngsters who have made the step up from the Under-18s so admirably.

Peter Kurucz is set to start in goal, with the likes of Matt Fry, Oliver Lee and Danny Kearns joining him in the starting XI. Zavon Hines and Anthony Edgar could provide the firepower once more, after scoring a goal apiece against the Potters when the two sides met on Monday 30 March.

The reserve-team manager may be forced into a couple of changes as Holmar Eyjofsson and Ryan O'Neill are both struggling with injuries. "We have had a great season at Bishop's Stortford this year and we are determined to finish on a high," Dyer said.

"We've had several lads move up to the seniors this season which has given these youngsters a chance and they have grabbed it with both hands. If they can give me another performance like they did against Stoke last time out then I will be delighted."

Following tonight's game, Dyer's end their season with away trips to West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth on 14 and 21 April respectively.

Admission to tonight's contest at Woodside Park is free to season ticket holders, £5 for adults and £2 for concessions. Kick-off is at 7pm.