Slaven Bilic looks all set to play the team that snatched a late win against Birkirkara at Upton Park in Malta tonight.
The manager – with no Diafra Sakho available – is believed ready to trust the eleven that took the first game 1-0 against the Maltese this evening.
Cheik Kouyate (right) has travelled and is likely to come off the bench if required although a couple of days ago coach Julian Dicks revealed he wasn’t fully fit at this stage so an interesting decision is in prospect.
It’s likely to be the same, possibly a tweak, and that Kouyate has travelled is more than interesting.
A source said: “With them having to attack it will open things up a lot more for us and everybody is very confident of finishing the job.”
Here’s the line up that took part at Upton Park:
Adrián, 17 O’Brien, Reid, Tomkins, Cresswell, Amalfitano (Samuelson – 59′ ) Noble Nolan (Poyet – 79′ ) Jarvis Zárate Maiga (Lee – 70′)
Unused subs: Randolph, Collins, Hendrie, Pike.