(Sporting Alert) — Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll are amongst the starters for West Ham in tonight’s Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke City at Upton Park.
The pair are strong contenders to score in the contest as West Ham look to pick up another win this season, following victory over Newcastle United in their last outing.
Gary O’Neil, Mark Noble, Modibo Maiga and Winston Reid were all handed starting places as well, while Carlton Cole and James Collins are on the bench.,
Meanwhile, Stoke City will be without the suspended Dean Whitehead, but Glenn Whelan has recovered from a hamstring injury and starts.
Jonathon Walters and Charlie Adam shook off knocks to start for Tony Pulis’ side, but Michael Owen, Rory Delap, Marc Wilson are all missing.
West Ham United v Stoke City
West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, O’Brien, McCartney, Reid, Tomkins, Noble, Diame, Nolan, O’Neil, Maiga, Carroll
Subs: Spiegel, Collins, Taylor, Cole, Hall, Spence, Demel.
Stoke City: Begovic, Cameron, Huth, Shawcross, Wilkinson, Whelan, N’Zonzi, Adam, Etherington, Crouch, Walters.
Subs: Sorensen, Palacios, Jones, Upson, Kightly, Shotton, Jerome