Franco in line for Hammers bow

Striker Guillermo Franco could make his debut for West Ham on Monday when they take on Manchester City at Eastlands.

Zola is hopeful that England defender Matthew Upson will have recovered from a calf injury while Luis Jimenez is also back in training after nursing a thigh strain.

Midfielder Valon Behrami, however, is doubtful with a back injury he suffered in last week’s defeat against Liverpool.

Team (from): Green, Faubert, Upson, Gabbidon, Tomkins, Ilunga, Noble, Parker, Behrami, Kovac, Diamanti, Dyer, Hines, Cole, Jimenez, Kurvez, Franco.

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