Get with the programme

West Ham United supporters will not want to miss out on the official matchday programme for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League visit of Birmingham City.

New signing Benni McCarthy talks about his love of film, the No17 and his relief at completing his move to the Boleyn Ground, four-and-a-half years after first being linked with a transfer to east London.

Fellow arrivals Mido and Ilan also speak exclusively about their hopes after joining West Ham at the end of the January transfer window and impressing on their debuts at Burnley on Saturday.

A fourth forward, Dean Ashton, looks back on his playing career, and talks about his hopes for the future, following his unfortunate retirement in December.

In his column, manager Gianfranco Zola calls on Hammers' fans to get behind the team and help them to overcome the in-form Blues. Supporters can also read chairman David Sullivan's thoughts ahead of Wednesday's important fixture.

Former West Ham and Birmingham winger Stan Lazaridis speaks from his home in Australia in 'Where Are They Now?', while promising Under-18 centre-back Paco Craig is 'Learning His Trade'.

England's Robert Green names his 'Dream Team', fellow goalkeeper Marek Stech is 'Talking Football', while Iceland U21 defender Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson talks about his successful loan spell at Belgian club KSV Roeselare.

Fans can also read the views of former Hammers goalkeeper Phil Parkes and Evening Standard journalist Ken Dyer, as well as keeping up with the latest from the club's reserve, youth and Ladies teams.

With all the latest news from the Boleyn Ground, along with exclusive offers on official Hammers merchandise, supporters cannot afford to miss out on a copy of the official matchday programme.

The 84-page programme will be available in and around the Boleyn Ground on Wednesday.

Alternatively, to order your copy online, click here.