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West Ham v Stanley

20 September 2016

Club News

West Ham v Stanley

20 September 2016

The EFL Cup takes centre stage tomorrow with Stanley playing in the third round for the first time.

John Coleman's team head to the London Stadium to take on Premier League side West Ham looking to cause another upset in the competition.[vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="The Reds" tab_id="1470411712017-30fe7d0e-41fab72e-6c49658d-0122"]After a run of concentrating on league form the Reds return to cup action tomorrow.

The EFL Cup has already brought a penalty shootout win over Bradford City and an extra time victory over Premier League neighbours Burnley.

Now attention turns to the third round and another top flight team, West Ham United.

Having found some form Stanley will hope to stun the London Stadium and progress to round four.[/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Form" tab_id="1470411712406-ac66af5e-34ebb72e-6c49658d-0122"]The Reds have started to find their feet in League Two and head into the game on the back of back-to-back league wins and clean sheets.

John Coleman's men won 2-0 at Notts County two Saturdays ago before beating Portsmouth 1-0 at the weekend.

They're unbeaten in three matches in total with a draw at Carlisle preceeding the Notts County win.

They've kept clean sheets in both previous rounds of the EFL Cup with a goalless draw against Bradford followed by a 1-0 win over Burnley after extra time.[/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion]

Team News

The Reds will hope to welcome back midfielder Scott Brown to the squad for the trip to East London.

He missed Saturday's victory over Portsmouth through illness but has now returned to training.

Shay McCartan also missed the weekend through injury.

The Northern Irishman has been struggling with a persistent dead leg and is being assessed ahead of the trip south.[vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="The Opposition" tab_id="1470411712017-30fe7d0e-41fab72e-6c49f96c-5bea"]West Ham are currently 18th in the Premier League after a tricky start to the new campaign.

They've been back in the top flight since 2012 when they won the Championship play-off final and last season finished in seventh spot.

This summer they moved from Upton Park to the London Stadium, where the Olympic athletics events were held in 2012.

They've lost their last four matches in all competitions.[/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Manager" tab_id="1470411712406-ac66af5e-34ebb72e-6c49f96c-5bea"]Slaven Bilic became West Ham United's 15th full time manager when he was named as the new boss on 12 June 2015.

The Croatian began his managerial career at Hajduk Split, the same club he started his playing career at.

Bilic then went on to have a succesful spell as the Croatian national manager, taking them to the quarter-finals of the UEFA European Championship 2008.

Having left the national side after six years, Bilic had a brief spell at Lokomotiv Moscow before a succesful two-year reign at Besiktas, where he was a hugely popular figure.[/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion]


Unsold away tickets will be made available for sale from the North Stand ticket office at the London Stadium from 5:30pm on the night of the game.

Prices are:

£15 for adults/Under 21s/Over 65s

Under 16s: £5.

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