Cole injury blow for Hammers boss

West Ham will be without Carlton Cole and Matthew Upson for Saturday's Premier League match against Manchester United at Upton Park.

Last Updated: 04/12/09 at 15:55

Cole: Missing until January

Cole: Missing until January

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Striker Cole is set to be out until the end of January with a knee ligament injury sustained in the Hammers' 5-3 win against Burnley last weekend, while centre-back Upson has not fully recovered from a hamstring strain.

Switzerland midfielder Valon Behrami is missing with a knee injury while a muscle strain sidelines Luis Jimenez.

Alessandro Diamanti is back from a hip complaint and is in contention but Mark Noble is a doubt with a virus.

West Ham (from): Green, Kurucz, Faubert, Da Costa, Gabbidon, Daprela, Tomkins, Ilunga, Spector, Kovac, Noble, Parker, Collison, Payne, Diamanti, Dyer, Hines, Stanislas, Franco.

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