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Alphonse Areola will be seeking seeking a fifth European clean sheet  while Thilo Kehrer has shaken off an illness to start at the back as the Hammers prepare to go into their last 16 Conference match in Cyrus..

Kurt Zouma – starting for the first time since the Premier League win against Everton in January – replaces Oggy who suffered an injury at Brighton with Nayef Aguerd and Aaron Cresswell also in the back line.

Declan Rice will line-up alongside Manuel Lanzini – scorer of two goals in our Europa Conference League campaign so far – and Flynn Downes.

Pablo Fornals will play his 21st continental tie for the Club, with Saïd Benrahma alongside him in support of Michail Antonio up front.

The bencjh includes Maxwel Cornet making his first appearance in a matchday squad since suffering a calf injury in October and he is joined by Danny Ings, Gianluca Scamacca, Jarrod Bowen, Paquetá and Angelo Ogbonna among the manager’s eleven substitutes.

West Ham United: Areola, Kehrer, Zouma, Aguerd, Cresswell, Rice ©, Lanzini, Downes, Fornals, Benrahma, Antonio
Subs: Hegyi (GK), Anang (GK), Johnson, Emerson, Ogbonna, Souček, Paquetá, Cornet, Bowen, Scamacca, Ings

AEK Larnaca: Pirić, Casas, Miličević, Tomović, Englezou ©, Mamas, Ledes, Sanjurjo, Rosales, Jakoliš, Lopes
Subs: Toumpas (GK), Stylianidis (GK), Gonzalez, Tričkovski, Faraj, Christoforou, Naoum, H. Andreou, Altman, Nikolić
Referee: Espen Eskås (NOR)

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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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