Blackburn Rovers v West Ham: Latest team news

West Ham will give fitness tests to midfielder Valon Behrami (hip) and defender Lars Jacobsen (heel) ahead of tomorrow's Barclays Premier League match at Blackburn.

Mark Noble (hip), Jack Collison and Anthony Edgar (both knee) hope to return in the New Year.

Thomas Hitzlsperger (thigh) and Manuel da Costa (foot) remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: Green, Ben-Haim, Upson, Spector, Faubert, Tomkins, Parker, Barrera, Cole, Stanislas, Dyer, Piquionne, Hines, Obinna, Kovac, Boa Morte, Stech, Reid, Jacobsen, Behrami.

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