Duo set to miss Black Cats cup clash

West Ham are likely to be without Valon Behrami and Thomas Hitzlsperger for their Carling Cup third-round tie against Sunderland.

Last Updated: 20/09/10 at 14:42

Hitzlsperger: Has a thigh problem

Hitzlsperger: Has a thigh problem

Behrami sustained a knee injury in the draw at Stoke while Hitzlsperger is struggling with a thigh problem.

Israeli defender Tal Ben Haim is back after missing the Stoke game but long-term absentees Zavon Hines, Jack Collison and Peter Kurucz (all knee) remain sidelined.

Hammers (from): Green, Jacobsen, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga, Parker, Noble, Piquionne, Boa Morte, Dyer, Cole, Obinna, Kovac, Faubert, Stech, Barrera, Ben Haim, Gabbidon, Da Costa, Reid.

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