Zola choosing from near fully-fit squad

MEANWHILE, Gianfranco Zola expects to have almost a fully-fit squad to choose from for Saturday s trip to Stoke City. Aside from those on international duty, only Dean Ashton, Luis Boa Morte and Kieron Dyer missed training this week as they prepare for a

MEANWHILE, Gianfranco Zola expects to have almost a fully-fit squad to choose from for Saturday's trip to Stoke City.

Aside from those on international duty, only Dean Ashton, Luis Boa Morte and Kieron Dyer missed training this week as they prepare for a vital league clash.

Those training included Mexican international Guille Franco, who returned from Central America on Sunday after helping his country book their place in the World Cup Finals.

He is expected to make his West Ham debut at some stage on Saturday, while Jack Collison also returns to the squad and Valon Behrami or Mark Noble will take on Scott Parker's holding midfield role while he is suspended.


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