Parker's Return

West Ham played Colchester United in a behind-closed-doors fixture and the midfielder, who has been dogged with injury concerns since the start of pre-season, came through 80 minutes of the game unscathed.

Parker will face a tough test to force his way into the side however with midfield duo Noble and Mullins both impressing in the centre of the park recently.

Ashton also played a part as the striker continues on the road to recovery after suffering a broken foot last year.