Jason McAteer and Matt Jansen look certain to return to Blackburn's line- up to boost the Lancashire club's battle against relegation. The duo, part of manager Brian Kidd's extensive rebuilding plans, were both cup- tied for the midweek FA Cup exit to Newcastle, but Rovers have a host of bad news to offset their return. Jeff Kenna suffered a calf muscle tear against Newcastle and is likely to be missing for up to two months. Chris Sutton, Christian Dailly and Stephane Henchoz are still missing, while Garry Flitcroft and Billy McKinlay are both out for the season.
WEST HAM UNITED (from): Hislop, Pearce, Ferdinand, Potts, Minto, Keller, Lazaridis, Lomas, Lampard, Foe, Berkovic, Sinclair, Kitson, Cole, Di Canio, Forrest, Holligan, Hodges, Abou.
BLACKBURN ROVERS (from): Filan, Peacock, Broomes, Davidson, Gillespie, Marcolin, Wilcox, Duff, Blake, Davies, Croft, Dunn, Flowers, Ward, Johnson, Jansen, McAteer.
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