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West Ham v West Brom preview

James Collins will have a calf complaint assessed on Friday and looks unlikely to feature in West Ham's lunchtime clash with West Brom.

James Collins will have a calf complaint assessed on Friday and looks unlikely to feature in West Ham's clash with West Brom.

The injury resulted in the Welsh centre-back being forced off in the first half of the Hammers' 3-1 Boxing Day defeat to Arsenal - a match Ravel Morrison missed through a groin issue.

Andy Carroll, Ricardo Vaz Te, Stewart Downing and Winston Reid remain sidelined, while Adrian will hope to remain in goal despite an unconvincing display against the Gunners.

West Brom will give a fitness test to striker Shane Long, who is doubtful because of a calf injury.

Fellow striker Victor Anichebe (groin) is also a doubt for the match at Upton Park.

Caretaker manager Keith Downing will make changes to his line-up as the lunchtime kick-off comes less than 48 hours after the Baggies drew 1-1 at Tottenham.