Team news: Skipper Hart starts, Chicharito leads the line, loanees return

Joe Hart


Joe Hart captains West Ham United on his return to hometown club Shrewsbury Town in the Emirates FA Cup third round this afternoon.

The former Shrews goalkeeper played 58 times for the Shropshire side as a teenager between 2004 and 2006, before moving on to Manchester City, where he won the FA Cup in 2011.

Hart plays behind a strong starting XI named by David Moyes, with no fewer than six senior internationals in the team at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

New Zealand captain Winston Reid and Italy centre-half Angelo Ogbonna will be joined by Declan Rice in defence, with Reece Burke returning from his loan spell at Bolton Wanderers to fill the right wing-back role.

Burke’s fellow Bolton loanee Josh Cullen is also back and starts in midfield alongside Wembley goal hero Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate.

Andre Ayew starts up front alongside the man he replaced at Wembley on Thursday evening, Mexico star Chicharito.

The substitutes’ bench is filled by Adrian and six youngsters, including two more full internationals in Montenegro midfielder Sead Haksabanovic and Norway winger Martin Samuelsen.

Promising former England U16 left-back Vashon Neufville, 18, is involved in a first-team squad for the first time in his career.

The bench is completed by U23s midfielder Moses Makasi, Portugal U19 star Domingos Quina and prolific Spanish striker Toni Martinez.

West Ham United: Hart ©, Burke, Rice, Reid, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Cullen, Obiang, Kouyate, Ayew, Chicharito
Subs: Adrian, Neufville, Makasi, Quina, Haksabanovic, Samuelsen, Martinez