Reserves ready for Portsmouth

West Ham United will be looking to get back to winning ways when Portsmouth visit Bishop's Stortford in the Barclays Premier Reserve League South on Wednesday evening.

Alex Dyer's side lost 4-2 to Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground in what was their first game of 2010 last week. Freddie Sears netted two penalties in that match and he is expected to start again against the south coast side.

The 20-year-old could be joined in the starting XI by several other first-team squad members in need of match time with West Ham United having a game-free weekend approaching, meaning the likes of Manuel da Costa, Fabio Daprela and Junior Stanislas could all be involved.

Portsmouth won the reverse fixture 3-0 at Havant and Waterlooville FC in September. Gael Nlundulu scored early on before Frederic Piquionne added a brace to wrap up all three points for Pompey.

Kick-off at Woodside Park is 7pm, with tickets available on the night. Admission is £3 for adults and £1 for children, with season ticket holders admitted free of charge.

The club's official website will have live text updates on from 6.45pm.