West Ham v Blackburn preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between West Ham and Blackburn at Upton Park.

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Hoilett: Late fitness test

Hoilett: Late fitness test

Scott Parker is a major doubt for West Ham.

The England international missed the recent defeats at Chelsea and Manchester City with an Achilles complaint that he is still struggling with, while fellow midfielders Gary O'Neil (ankle) and Mark Noble (hernia) will be absent and defender Matthew Upson is doubtful with a dead leg.

Jordan Spence could feature after being recalled from his loan spell at Bristol City and on-loan Wayne Bridge returns to the squad after being ineligible to face parent club City last weekend.

Blackburn will give late fitness tests to Junior Hoilett, David Dunn and Michel Salgado.

Rovers boss Steve Kean believes at least two of the trio will be available for the Premier League match.

Ryan Nelsen and Vince Grella are definitely out of the Upton Park clash where three points would secure Blackburn's top-flight status.

West Ham (from): Green, Jacobsen, Tomkins, Upson, Hitzlsperger, Piquionne, Spector, Ba, Cole, Boffin, Reid, Da Costa, Boa Morte, Collison, Keane, Spence, Bridge, Parker, Stanislas.

Blackburn (from): Robinson, Samba, Givet, Olsson, Salgado, J Jones, Emerton, P Jones, Nzonzi, Dunn, Diouf, Hoilett, Bunn, Roberts, Pedersen, Hanley, Kalinic, Rochina, Formica, Benjani, Santa Cruz.

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2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
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6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 34 16 57
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9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
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17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

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