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.