Bellamy Returns

With the return to form of the prodigal Dean Ashton - scorer of three goals in his last three games - and the return to fitness of Bellamy, things look much more promising for the Hammers up front.

It had been feared that the 7.5 million pound record signing would be ruled out for longer with the groin problem that flared up in the Premiership clash with Reading, but Curbs told whufc.com that Bellars, along with other recent absentees, were now fit for selection:

"Freddie is fit, Scott Parker too and Craig Bellamy is back in full training so I've got a bit of thinking to do."