Testimonial buzz growing

The excitement is growing around the Boleyn Ground ahead of tonight's Tony Carr Testimonial Match.

Carr's Academy All-Stars will take on West Ham United in an eagerly-awaited fixture to celebrate the Academy Director's 37 years of service to the club's youth setup.

The two sets of kit have been laid out, with Gianfranco Zola's squad enjoying the new and slightly cosier surroundings of the away team dressing room.


Next door in the home team dressing room, the claret and blue shirts bearing the names R.FERDINAND, DI CANIO, LAMPARD and COLE have been hung up ahead of the arrival of four true Hammers greats.

The quartet are just four of a whole host of big names to be turning out in honour of Carr this evening.

Any supporters who would like to attend what could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some of the club's finest Academy graduates lining up on the same side at the Boleyn Ground again can purchase tickets through cash turnstiles this evening.

The Sir Trevor Brooking Stand turnstiles 0-4 will be open, with tickets priced at £15 for adults and £7.50 for Under-16s and young adult Academy members.