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Boleyn Ground 9th August 2011 - Kick off 19:45

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Last Updated: 08/08/11 6:11pm

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Green: Among Hammers absentees

Green: Among Hammers absentees

Team news for Tuesday night's Carling Cup first-round clash between West Ham and Aldershot.

Sam Allardyce will make changes as he will be without England duo Robert Green and Scott Parker while Jack Collison is also on international duty with Wales.

Allardyce plans to give some fringe players a run-out so Ruud Boffin should start in goal while wingers Junior Stanislas and Pablo Barrera could feature along with young forward Frank Nouble.

Summer signing Abdoulaye Faye was an unused substitute during Sunday's defeat by Cardiff after a hamstring problem and is in line to make his debut at the back.

Striker John Carew, who joined the club on Saturday, is not expected to play yet, Julien Faubert (hamstring) is still doubtful while fellow winger Gary O'Neil and full-back Jordan Brown (both ankle) remain sidelined.

Manager Dean Holdsworth has just one injury worry, with midfielder Luke Gutteridge still sidelined.

Gutteridge, last year's Supporters' Player of the Season, is out with a knee injury but is hoping to return for the Shots' first home game of the season against Northampton.

Holdsworth is likely to name his strongest team for the match at Upton Park, with no enforced changes needed from his side's impressive 2-1 victory at Bradford - a performance that Holdsworth labelled as "99.9% perfect".

Aldershot are looking to record a huge upset over the Hammers, which would mean progress to the second round of the cup for the first time since they rejoined the league in 2008.

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