West Ham v Cardiff preview
West Ham will be without suspended midfielder Mark Noble for Tuesday's Capital One Cup third-round tie against Premier League rivals Cardiff at Upton Park.
Noble picked up a one-match ban after being sent off for two bookable offences in Saturday's loss to Everton.
Midfielder Joe Cole (hamstring) and winger Stewart Downing (leg) have returned to training after injury but are still not ready, while striker Mladen Petric is likely to be introduced from the bench again as he continues to build his match-fitness.
Manager Sam Allardyce, who is preparing to take charge of his 100th game for West Ham, has admitted changes are likely as he prioritises an upturn in league form for his 14th-placed side.
"We will make some changes," Allardyce said. "We're in a difficult position with our points total, which we're very disappointed that we haven't achieved more.
"We had a huge blow on Saturday, losing to Everton, which we didn't deserve. This is a ruthless league and if you don't do what you should do then it ends up punishing you."
Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is set to make a host of changes to his side for the trip to West Ham.
The likes of Nicky Maynard, Mark Hudson, Joe Lewis, Don Cowie, Jordan Mutch and Craig Noone are all be in contention to feature at Upton Park, while Mackay could opt to hand new signing Peter Odemwingie a first start.
Andreas Cornelius is unlikely to be involved as the striker works to recover from the ankle injury picked up in the last round at Accrington.