TEAM NEWS: Norwich v West Ham

(Sporting Alert) — The following is the starting line-up for the early Barclays Premier League kick-off between Norwich and West Ham United at Carrow Road.

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West Ham will be without the injured forward Andy Carroll, but the manager is confident well Englishman Carlton Cole can step up and lead the attack this afternoon.

The game also sees new recruits Matt Jarvis and Yossi Benayoun both on the bench, so too are midfielder Alou Diarra and defender James Tomkins.

For Norwich, defender Russell Martin has been declared fit from an ankle injury and will start with Leon Barnett.

Meanwhile Andrew Surman gets a starting place, while on-loan Tottenham forward Harry Kane is on the substitutes bench.

Norwich v West Ham

Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Barnett, Bassong, Garrido, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Surman, Holt, Jackson. Subs: Rudd, Turner, Hoolahan, Fox, Morison, Tierney, Kane.

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Reid, Collins, O’Brien, Diame, Noble, Vaz Te, Nolan, Taylor, Cole. Subs: Henderson, McCartney, Tomkins, Jarvis, Maiga, Benayoun, Diarra. Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

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