Five-a-side selects a five-a-side team from players who have represented both West Ham United and Saturday's opponents Stoke City...


1. Lawrie Leslie

Lawrie Leslie


A towering figure, Edinburgh-born goalkeeper Lawrie Leslie began his career north of the border with Hibernian and Airdrieonians, earning Scotland honours while with the latter in 1960.

Leslie moved to West Ham United in 1961 for £14,000 and became the first goalkeeper to win the Hammer of the Year award in 1962.

After making 61 appearances, Leslie was signed by Stoke City for the same fee in October 1963, helping the Potters reach the 1964 League Cup final.

Leslie moved on to Millwall in 1966 before finishing his career with Southend United, where he later coached.


2. Clive Clarke


Irishman Clive Clarke spent the majority of his illness-shortened career with Stoke City, playing his part in a successful period in the Potters’ history.

After joining as a trainee in 1996, Clarke helped Stoke reach the Second Division (League One) Play-Offs in 2000 and 2001 before gaining promotion via that route in 2002.

After three seasons in the First Division (Championship), he joined West Ham United in 2005, but moved on after a year to Sunderland, and then on loan to Leicester City.

In August 2007, aged 27, he suffered a cardiac arrest at half-time in a League Cup tie at Nottingham Forest and sadly never played again.


3. Kevin Keen


Now a first-team coach working under Sam Allardyce at Crystal Palace, Kevin Keen began his career with Wycombe Wanderers before joining West Ham United in 1983, aged 16.

A skilful midfielder, Keen established himself as an important first-team player over the next decade, totalling 279 appearances and 30 goals, in addition to numerous assists.

After being promoted and finishing as runner-up in the Hammer of the Year voting in 1993, Keen spent a season with Wolverhampton Wanderers before joining Stoke City in 1994.

There, he played 203 times as the Potters moved into their new Britannia Stadium, but suffered relegation to the Second Division in 1998.


4. Matty Etherington


A popular figure with fans of both clubs, Matty Etherington spent six seasons in the colours of West Ham United before mirroring that service with Stoke City.

A left winger, Etherington emerged at Peterborough United before being snapped up by Premier League Tottenham Hotspur in 2000.

Three years later, the Cornwall-born player joined West Ham, winning Hammer of the Year honours and reaching the First Division (Championship) Play-Off final in his first season.

In May 2005, his cross was converted by Bobby Zamora as the Hammers won promotion back to the Premier League by beating Preston North End at the Millennium Stadium. A year later, he started the FA Cup final, scoring his penalty as Alan Pardew’s side lost the shootout to Liverpool.

In 2009, Stoke paid £2m to take Etherington north, where he totalled 173 appearances as the Potters established themselves in the Premier League and reached the 2011 FA Cup final.


5. Geoff Hurst

Geoff Hurst


West Ham United’s prolific centre forward, FA Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup winner and three-time Hammer of the Year netted an outstanding 249 goals in Claret and Blue between 1960 and 1972.

In August 1972, however, Hurst was sold to then-First Division (Premier League) Stoke City for an £80,000 fee.

After being struck down with pneumonia, Hurst went to South Africa to recover, playing on loan for Cape Town City, before returning to Stoke to help the Potters stay in the top flight.

Hurst enjoyed his best-ever First Division season in 1973/74 as Stoke finished fifth, then repeated that trick the following season before moving on to West Bromwich Albion, having scored 39 goals in 130 games.