Cole approaches return

West Ham striker Carlton Cole is approaching a return from his groin injury but the Barclays Premier League clash against Liverpool may come too soon.

West Ham striker Carlton Cole is approaching a return from his groin injury but the Barclays Premier League clash against Liverpool may come too soon.

Savio (illness) is back in the squad and Jack Collison is pushing for a starting place after coming back from his knee injury last week.

Scott Parker (groin) is out, along with James Collins (calf) and Kieron Dyer (hamstring). Dean Ashton (ankle), Valon Behrami (knee) and Danny Gabbidon (back/stomach) are out of the season.

Provisional squad: Green, Neill, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga, Stanislas, Noble, Lopez, Kovac, Boa Morte, Collison, Tristan, Di Michele, Sears, Lastuvka, Spector, Payne, Hines, Savio.

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