Hitzlsperger set for Hammers debut

18 February 2011 02:30
West Ham will give a debut to Thomas Hitzlsperger in their FA Cup fifth round clash with Burnley on Monday. The midfielder is yet to make an appearance for the Hammers after suffering a serious thigh injury while playing for Germany last summer but is now near full fitness after coming through a series of reserve games. The fitness of James Tomkins (calf) and Matthew Upson (Achilles) will be assessed over the weekend after they both missed last week's 3-3 draw at West Brom but Robbie Keane is out with a calf injury.

Source: PA