Blackburn vs West Ham team news: Dimitri Payet starts for Hammers at Ewood Park

Team news from Ewood Park ahead of the FA Cup fifth round clash

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West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has made just four changes for the trip to face Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

Darren Randolph comes in for Adrian in goal while the Hammers stick with the explosive talents of Dimitri Payet on the flanks. Victor Moses also starts for the visitors after more negative news came in about the fitness of jinxed Andy Carroll.

The 27-year-old forward had just returned from a month out with a hamstring problem when he suffered an adductor injury after coming on as a substitute during last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Norwich.

Meanwhile Blackburn start with talented winger Ben Marshall on the wings while Scotland international Craig Conway is preferred on the other side by fellow countryman manager Paul Lambert.

The former Aston Villa manager recently revealed he was ‘delighted’ to be sacked by the Premier League outfit but has endured a tough start to life with Rovers also.

The former Premier League champions are 18th in the Championship table, nine points ahead of Rotherham in the relegation zone.

Today's line-ups...

Blackburn Rovers: Steele, Marshall, Duffy, Ward (c), Henley, Bennett, Lenihan, Akpan, Conway, Taylor, Brown.

Subs: Raya, Kilgallon, Hanley, Watt, J. Gomez, Evans, Jackson.

West Ham United: Randolph, Antonio, Collins, Obgonna, Cresswell, Noble (c), Kouyate, Obiang, Payet, Emenike, Moses.

Subs: Adrian, Song, Henry, Lanzini, Oxford, Parfitt-Williams, Browne.