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November 9, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
Carrow Road — Norwich, Norfolk
Referee:‬ J. Moss‎
Attendance:‬ 26824‎
 
54′ (PG) Gary Hooper
 
90+3′ Leroy Fer
 

Norwich City - West Ham Preview: Reid sidelined for Hammers

The centre-back misses his side's trip to Carrow Road with an ankle injury, while Chris Hughton's men are looking to end their four-game run without a win

By Jack Davies

West Ham will be without Winston Reid for their fixture against Norwich City on Saturday.

The 25-year-old centre-back, who was named as West Ham's player of the year last season, suffered an ankle injury in training and has been ruled out of the trip to Carrow Road as well as New Zealand's World Cup play-off matches against Mexico.

With both sides struggling for form, West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is under no illusions as to the importance of the clash.

"Norwich is a six-pointer already," he said. "They played well in their last home game against Cardiff (a 0-0 draw) and we have to make sure we frustrate them in that area and be clinical when we get our chances.

"It's not very good injury-wise at the moment other than we've got James Collins back in training.

"Winston Reid (ankle) picked up an unfortunate one this week which adds to the list"

Andy Carroll (heel), Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder), Alou Diarra (knee) and George McCartney (knee) are also sidelined for West Ham.

Norwich will be looking to bounce back with a positive result against West Ham following their 7-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City last Saturday.

Chris Hughton's men have gone four games without a victory, while West Ham have not won in three matches since beating Tottenham on October 6.

Norwich welcome back Robert Snodgrass (concussion), but are set to be without Ricky van Wolfswinkel (toe) in addition to Elliott Bennett (knee) and Alexander Tettey (ankle).

Nathan Redmond (hip) faces a late fitness test, and Hughton hopes his charges can put last week's performance behind them.

"Any negatives are in the past. We have faith in the ability that we have. The value of winning a couple of games is huge," said the 54-year-old.


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1John RuddyGoalkeeper
2Russell MartinDefender
6Michael TurnerDefender
23Martin OlssonDefender
24Ryan Bennett Defender
7Robert SnodgrassMidfielder
8Jonny HowsonMidfielder
10Leroy FerMidfielder
12Anthony PilkingtonMidfielder
11Gary HooperStriker
16Johan ElmanderStriker
13Mark BunnGoalkeeper
3Steven WhittakerDefender
5S. BassongDefender
4Bradley JohnsonMidfielder
14Wesley HoolahanMidfielder
22Nathan RedmondMidfielder
19Luciano BecchioStriker
22Jussi JaaskelainenGoalkeeper
5James TomkinsDefender
26R. RaţDefender
19James CollinsDefender
20Guy DemelDefender
4Kevin NolanMidfielder
-Jack CollisonMidfielder
49Ravel MorrisonMidfielder
16Mark NobleMidfielder
19Stewart DowningMidfielder
26Joe ColeMidfielder
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3George McCartneyDefender
17Joey O'BrienDefender
7Matthew JarvisMidfielder
21Mohamed DiameMidfielder
10Modibo MaigaStriker
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