Hammers without Scott on Wearside

West Ham will be without midfielder Scott Parker when they travel to Sunderland for Saturday's Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light.

Last Updated: 30/10/09 at 17:22

Parker: Suspended

Parker: Suspended

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Parker was sent off towards the end of last Sunday's 2-2 draw with Arsenal and serves a one-match ban, so Czech midfielder Radoslav Kovac comes in.

Kieron Dyer has suffered another setback and faces three weeks out with a hamstring problem picked up in training.

Italian striker Alessandro Diamanti is pushing to start following his game-turning performance as a substitute against the Gunners.

West Ham (from): Green, Ilunga, Tomkins, Upson, Gabbidon, Noble, Faubert, Behrami, Kovac, Collison, Cole, Diamanti, Kurucz, Spector, Da Costa, Stanislas, Jimenez, Franco, Hines.

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