Everton without SEVEN for Cup replay


Everton will again be without seven players for Tuesday’s FA Cup third-round replay against us at Upton Park.

The same group that missed Saturday’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw with Manchester City continue to be sidelined – Tim Howard (calf), Sylvain Distin (groin), Tony Hibbert (unspecified), Leon Osman (foot), Darron Gibson, Steven Pienaar (both knee) and James McCarthy (hamstring).

Manager Roberto Martinez says he intends to include 22-year-old forward Conor McAleny in the squad.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has promised to go with a strong side to give the Hammers the best chance of a cup run this season and has no injuries following the 1-1 draw at Swansea.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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