Irons quartet close to returns

03 October 2011 11:15
West Ham should be boosted by the return of Joey O'Brien, Winston Reid, Mark Noble and Matt Taylor when they face Blackpool on October 15.

Defenders O'Brien and Reid (both hamstring) and midfield duo Noble (toe) and Taylor (calf) were ruled out of Saturday's 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace.

Boss Sam Allardyce will also allow recent signings Guy Demel and Brian Montenegro to build up their fitness in a friendly against MK Dons.

"We've arranged a behind-closed-doors game on Friday at MK Dons," said Allardyce.

"The players who have not played so much can get a full 90 minutes, have the weekend off, get back together on Monday and wait for the internationals to some back to prepare for Blackpool."

Source: Team_Talk