West Ham v Norwich preview

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce will welcome Joe Cole and Mohamed Diame back into his squad to face Norwich as they look to once again win without the suspended Andy Carroll.

The striker has two matches remaining on his ban, following the unsuccessful appeal against the red card he received in the win over Swansea, with fellow forwards Carlton Cole and Marco Borriello both pushing for starts.

Joe Cole returns from a groin problem with Diame (knee) also back in contention although Joey O'Brien (shoulder) and Ravel Morrison (groin) are absent.

Meanwhile, Norwich City boss Chris Hughton will hand a late fitness test to Robert Snodgrass ahead of the trip to east London, with the winger struggling with a groin problem.

Forward Gary Hooper has shrugged off a kick to his foot suffered in the goalless draw against Manchester City, but defender Ryan Bennett (thigh) and midfielder Jonas Gutierrez (calf) remain out, along with centre-back Michael Turner (hamstring).

Midfielder Jonny Howson should return to full training after a back problem next week, while winger Elliott Bennett continues his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury.