Injured defender Winston Reid joins suspended duo Diafra Sakho and Dimitri Payet in missing West Ham United's Europa League second-round qualifier against Birkirkara.
have named a strong starting lineup for this evening's crunch West Ham United qualifier against Europa League . Birkirkara
The Hammers take a
1-0 lead into the second qualification-round tie thanks to 's late goal in last week's first leg. James Tomkins and Diafra Sakho are both absent for the trip to Malta due to suspension, while centre-back Dimitri Payet drops out through a minor injury. Winston Reid
In terms of the home side, who have never previously reached the Europa League proper, they make one change to their lineup from last time out - new signing
being brought in to replace Marcelina . Edin Murga Birkirkara XI: Haber, Z.Muscat, Marcelina, Vukanac, Mazzetti, Fenech, Camenzuli, Zerafa, R. Muscat, Liliu, Miccoli Subs: Akpan, Sciberras, Agius, Plut, Zerafa, Murga, Zammit West Ham United XI: Adrian, O'Brien, Tomkins, Collins, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble, Nolan, Jarvis, Amalfitano, Zarate Subs: Randolph, Hendrie, Pike, Poyet, Samuelsen, Maiga
Preview: Birkirkara vs. West Ham United