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Sam Allardyce has confirmed James Collins is “unlikely” to recover from the calf complaint that forced him off early during yesterday’s defeat to Arsenal, though the Hammers boss is a little more optimistic on Ravel Morrison. The youngster missed out against the Gunners with a groin complaint but his manager reckons it “isn’t too bad” ahead of a crucial clash with West Brom.
Adrian will hope to remain in goal despite an unconvincing display against the Gunners.
Keith Downing will make changes to his line-up as the lunchtime kick-off comes less than 48 hours after the Baggies drew 1-1 at Tottenham. Stephane Sessegnon, Youssouf Mulumbu and Gareth McAuley were among those who missed out on a starting XI role but are likely to return against West Ham.
Victor Anichebe continues to be an injury doubt, while Shane Long will undergo a late fitness test having been ruled out of the Spurs stalemate with a calf complaint.