Hammers star Noble banned
But Kieron Dyer is pressing for a return to first-team action in
the Premier League encounter at the Reebok Stadium (8pm) after
producing a strong performance off the bench at St Andrew’s.
Carlton Cole and Valon Behrami (both knee) are long-term absentees
while Matthew Upson (hamstring) and Luis Jiminez (muscle strain)
both missed the weekend’s game. Kick-off is at 8pm. West Ham
(from): Green, Kurucz, Faubert, Da Costa, Gabbidon, Daprela,
Tomkins, Ilunga, Spector, Kovac, Parker, Collison, Payne, Diamanti,
Dyer, Stanislas, Franco.