Poyet pumped for Boleyn debut

Diego Poyet is hoping to get his first Boleyn Ground experience when West Ham United take on Sampdoria on Saturday.

The young midfielder was a summer arrival from Charlton Athletic and has been heavily involved with the first team this summer.

Having completed their programme of fixtures abroad, the Hammers return home on Saturday - with tickets available at the gate - and Poyet cannot wait.

"Fingers crossed I'll get my first game at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday," he said.

"It's still a pre-season game and I'm not sure what the gaffer is intending to do but if I get the chance to play it'll be great.

"We've had all our pre-season games up to now away or abroad, so to play my first game at the Boleyn Ground would be a good one to tick off!

"I'm not too sure what to expect from Sampdoria, but I know it'll be a tough game.

"It'll be a diffeent test to what we had in New Zealand but one we're all looking forward to."