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Preview: West Ham United U23s v Rovers U23s

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League 2 clash against the Hammers

4 March 2019

First team pair Harry Chapman and Jacob Davenport are set to continue their progress back to fitness when Rovers Under-23s head to West Ham United Under-23s this evening.

The pair, who appeared in last week's clash against Doncaster Rovers, are set to gain more minutes under their belts at Dagenham & Redbridge's Chigwell Construction Stadium tonight.

Chapman, who played for just over 80 minutes at Doncaster, will be hoping to boost his fitness by getting through the ful 90, whilst Davenport may view this evening's encounter as a chance to complete the full game for the second time in a week.

Another who could be involved is Joe Nuttall, who hasn't had too much game time in the first team in recent weeks, although the striker did come off the bench for the first team on Saturday at Rotherham United.

Ben Brereton, who scored a brace at Doncaster, could also gain minutes under his belt having been an unused substitute for the first team at the weekend.

The Hammers, who sit a place and two points below Rovers in 11th in the Premier League 2 table, could include the highly-rated Nathan Holland in their squad.

Another who could play a part is Ben Johnson, who made his first appearance for the Hammers first team in the 1-0 defeat against Manchester City last week, with the youngster starting at left back at the Etihad Stadium.

Kick-off at Dagenham is at 7pm.


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