Reserves to host Gunners

West Ham United will recommence their Barclays Premier Reserve League South campaign with the visit of Arsenal to the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday evening.

The fixture, which will kick-off at 7pm, will be the Hammers second-string's first action of 2010 after last week's trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers was postponed due to snow in the Midlands.

Alex Dyer's side can climb to fifth in the standings with a win, while second-placed Arsenal can close the gap on leaders Aston Villa to just two points with a success of their own.

The Hammers' squad is likely to feature the likes of Freddie Sears, who has returned from a loan spell at Coca-Cola Championship outfit Crystal Palace, as well as Switzerland Under-19 defender Fabio Daprela and exciting forward Anthony Edgar. All three appeared in the FA Cup third-round defeat by Arsenal's senior team earlier this month.

England Under-19 defender Jordan Spence and centre-back Bondz 'Gala, both of whom have returned from loan spells at Championship side Scunthorpe United, could also be included.

West Ham have played one reserve-team fixture at the Boleyn Ground already this season, beating Birmingham City 6-0 in September.

Admission, costing £3 for adults and £1 for children, will be available through the West Stand turnstiles. Season ticket holders will be admitted free of charge.