Hammers unchanged for high stakes final

Hammers unchanged for high stakes final

Jack Collison recovered from a dislocated shoulder to enable West Ham manager Sam Allardyce to name an unchanged side for the npower Championship play-off final.

Collison scored twice in the semi-final first leg in Cardiff before suffering the injury in the return game at Upton Park.

The Wales international had been a major doubt for the final but he starts the Wembley showpiece.

Kevin Phillips was recalled by Blackpool boss Ian Holloway in the only change made by the Seasiders. The veteran striker replaced Gary Taylor-Fletcher up front.

Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Baptiste, Evatt, Crainey, Ferguson, Dobbie, Angel, Ince, Matt Phillips, Kevin Phillips.

Subs: Southern, Sylvestre, Cathcart, Dicko, Bednar.

West Ham: Green, Demel, Reid, Tomkins, Taylor, O’Neil, Noble, Nolan, Collison, Cole, Vaz Te.

Subs: Henderson, McCartney, Maynard, Faubert, Lansbury.

Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

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