Reserve fixture postponed

West Ham United's Barclays Premier Reserve League South fixture at Stoke City, scheduled for Wednesday evening, has been postponed.

The match, which was set to take place at the Britannia Stadium, will now be re-arranged and could be played as early as next week. Hammers reserve team manager Alex Dyer said he and his players had been looking forward to taking on the Potters, but admitted the cold snap had made preparation difficult.

"It is a bit of a blow that the game was called-off but the snow has made for a difficult week. On Monday it was hard for most of the lads to get in to train. I texted and rang around but if they couldn't get in then fair enough. A number of the lads came in on Tuesday and we trained indoors and we're hoping to train now for the rest of the week up until the first-team game at Manchester United on Sunday. We're also trying to re-arrange the Stoke game for next week and should know something later on Tuesday."

Dyer's side are currently third in the table, four points behind leaders Aston Villa and level with second-placed Arsenal.