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West Ham v Swansea preview

Andy Carroll will continue his return from injury when West Ham United host Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday.

The on-loan Liverpool striker made his first appearance in two months after injury when appearing as a second-half substitute in Wednesday's 3-1 defeat by Fulham.

Manager Sam Allardyce will be without George McCartney (knee), James Collins (hamstring) and Daniel Potts (head injury).

Struggling West Ham will also be unable to call on Alou Diarra after the midfielder was loaned to Rennes on transfer deadline day.

Star man Michu will have to carry Swansea's striking responsibility at West Ham after Danny Graham was sold to Sunderland on the final day of the transfer window.

Sixteen-goal Michu is therefore Michael Laudrup's main striking option after the club failed to bring in any cover on Thursday.

Capital One Cup finalists Swansea are still without Neil Taylor and Kemy Agustien due to ankle problems.