Cole missing for Hammers

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has a groin injury and will miss the Barclays Premier League clash against Sunderland tomorrow.

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has a groin injury and will miss the Barclays Premier League clash against Sunderland tomorrow.

Scott Parker is carrying a groin problem but may still play, while Radoslav Kovac (thigh) has also picked up a knock.

Central defenders Matthew Upson and James Collins are both fit for selection after missing the last two matches, Savio Nsereko has recovered from a minor knee injury, but Valon Behrami, Jack Collison (both knee) and Danny Gabbidon (back/stomach) are out.

Provisional squad: Green, Neill, Tomkins, Spector, Ilunga, Noble, Parker, Kovac, Boa Morte, Lopez, Tristan, Payne, Di Michele, Dyer, Lastuvka, Sears, N’Gala, Stanislas, Upson, Collins, Savio.

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