Hammers Grant and Ben-Haim to miss Stoke trip

Hammers Grant and Ben-Haim to miss Stoke trip

West Ham have no fresh injury worries for tomorrow’s trip to Stoke, where manager Avram Grant will not be in the dug out as he observes the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

Israeli defender Tal Ben-Haim will also not be involved, but Thomas Hitzlsperger (thigh) and Danny Gabbidon (hamstring) could both be back in contention after missing the defeat to Chelsea.

Long-term absentees Zavon Hines, Jack Collison and Peter Kurucz (all knee) remain sidelined.

Team (from): Green, Jacobsen, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga, Parker, Noble, Behrami, Piquionne, Boa Morte, Dyer, Cole, Obinna, Kovac, Faubert, Stech, Barrera, Hitzlsperger, Gabbidon.

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