Hammers heroes set for Monday

A bumper night at the Boleyn Ground is in store on Monday night with a team of Hammers legends taking to the pitch in aid of charity.

Doors open at 6pm, with kick-off is 7.30pm, for a game that will see a star-studded lineup full of West Ham United greats taking on a team that will represent Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

The ex-Hammers squad includes Allen McKnight, Kenny Brown, Nigel Winterburn, Keith Rowland, Steve Potts, Ian Pearce, Mark Ward, Julian Dicks, Steve Lomas, Kevin Keen, Mark Robson, Paul Allen, Geoff Pike, Don Hutchison and Stuart Slater; and will be managed by Tony Cottee.

Although frustrated a knee injury will stop him taking to the field he graced to such memorable effect as a player, Cottee was delighted to have the managerial duties. "I have been in charge of assembling the team but it has not been too difficult," he told whufc.com.

"When you are talking about such a good cause, there is not too much persuasion involved. I have got 15 players that were fully committed to coming along and putting on a show. The main thing is to give some entertainment and let the fans see a few of the faces they used to love coming to watch.

"The main thing is to have some fun on the night but if Dicksy is not getting his tackles in, I will have no hesitation in hauling him off," added Cottee with a smile. "We really hope fans will come along and support us. It is a terrific charity and they need all the help they can get."

Also present as special guests will be Jonjo and Megan Heuerman, the Hammers-mad brother and sister who have been tireless in their charity work for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. The crowd will also be entertained by a special dancing troupe.

Admission is £5 adults and free for Under-16s, while a charity raffle will be held on the evening. Supporters going along should head to the turnstiles at Gate 3 of the West Stand.

For further details or to purchase tickets in advance please contact Kerry on 07773 776941.