25-man squad confirmed

West Ham United manager Avram Grant will be able to pick from all of his players except for Peter Kurucz in the 2010/11 Barclays Premier League season.

All top-flight clubs had until 5pm on Wednesday 1 September to confirm their 25-man squad to the Premier League, in line with the following rule:

Premier League rules state that each club must submit a squad, maximum 25 players, containing eight home-grown players (players trained in England or Wales for 36 months before the age of 21), with an additional unlimited number of players aged 21 or under on 1 January that year.

All eight of the club's new summer recruits are included, along with the five England internationals. Although eight homegrown players were required for the 25-man list, the Hammers actually have ten eligible players.

Hungary Under-21 goalkeeper Kurucz suffered a long-term knee injury last month that will keep him out for several months. Jack Collison and Zavon Hines are making good progress in their respective recoveries from knee problems but are still some way off a first-team return.


West Ham United 25-man squad (homegrown in bold)

Goalkeepers: Boffin, Green
Defenders: Ben Haim, Da Costa, Gabbidon, Ilunga, Jacobsen, Reid, Spector,
Midfielders: Boa Morte, Behrami, Collison, Dyer, Faubert, Hitzlsperger, Kovac, Noble, Parker
Forwards: Barrera, Cole, Hines, McCarthy, Obinna, Piquionne

Under-21 pros

Goalkeepers: Stech
Defenders: Brown, Eyjolfsson, Fry (on loan at Charlton Athletic), McNaughton, Modelski, Spence, Tomkins
Midfielders: Edgar, Lee, Stanislas, Wearen
Forwards: Abdulla, Montano, Nouble, Sears