Reserves out to tame Wolves

West Ham United reserves will be in home action again on Tuesday night as they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Bishop's Stortford.

Alex Dyer's second string were 6-0 winners against Birmingham City a week ago, when the squad was boosted by a number of first-teamers. The reserve-team manager could again have the likes of Davide Ferrari, Fabio Daprela, Nigel Quashie and Manuel Da Costa in his ranks, while further forward Frank Nouble will look to lead the line.

The match, which gets under way at 7pm, could also see a welcome return to action for Oliver Lee after a foot injury kept him out last week. Georg Grasser and Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson are both back after international duty with Austria and Iceland respectively. Bondz 'Gala, who scored a spectacular goal against Birmingham, is likely to captain the side again while Josh Payne should get another run-out away from first-team duty.

Dyer said: "This is our third game in a row against a team from the Midlands and we hope we can get another good performance. We'll be trying our best again but each week the team changes depending on the schedule. Against Aston Villa in our first game at the start of the month, we only just lost with a very young side and last week it was very experienced against Birmingham.

"This week will probably be a mixture of youth and experience but whatever side we have, I am confident we will give a good account of ourselves. The lads are hungry to play. Everyone will know their jobs and be very professional. We want to keep the winning habit every time we play."