Squad numbers revealed


The Hammers’new signings have received their numbers whilst some other first-teamers have opted for a change.

Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, will wear No8, Aaron Cresswell No 3,  Mauro Zarate No10, Diafra Sakho No15,  Diego Poyet, takes the No23 shirt vacated by Stewart Downing who has swapped for the number 11 and  loanee Carl Jenkinson takes No18.

A story on the official site reveals that Winston Reid sticks with No2, Kevin Nolans No4, James Tomkins No5 and Matt Jarvis No7.

Andy Caroll is No9, Argentine forward Mauro Zarate No 10 while England winger Stewart Downing has moved to No11 for the new campaign.

Ricardo Vaz Te is No12, goalkeeper Adrian sticks with his lucky No13 and Ravel Morrison becomes the second senior player to move, taking No14.

New boy , with Hammer of the Year Mark Noble keeps his cherished No16 and Joey O’Brien remaining No17.

James Collins, Guy Demel, Mohamed Diame and Jussi Jaaskelainen stick with Nos19, 20, 21 and 22 respectively.

Ecuador FIFA World Cup star Enner Valencia will wear No31, with youngsters Reece Burke and Dan Potts taking Nos32 and 33.

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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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