Hammers confident over duo

Mon, 30 Apr 11:46:27 2012

West Ham expect James Tomkins and Kevin Nolan to recover from injuries in time for Thursday's play-off semi-final first leg at Cardiff.

Centre-half Tomkins suffered a head injury during Saturday's 2-1 win over Hull and skipper Nolan limped off with a dead leg.

However, Nolan's midfield cohort Gary O'Neil looks set to miss out after taking a whack to the ankle from Hull's Corry Evans.

Manager Sam Allardyce said: "We could have done with a bit longer to overcome the injuries we might have, but the schedules have to be met and that's where it fits in.

"The injury to Gary O'Neil was very unfortunate considering how well he's been playing."


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