Joe Cole available for West Ham v Man Utd FA Cup Third Round clash

Joe Cole may feature for West Ham against Man Utd in the FA Cup Third Round. Photo: PA

West Ham expect to have new signing Joe Cole available for Saturday's FA Cup Third Round tie against Manchester United at Upton Park (live on ITV) after his free transfer from Liverpool was confirmed.

Captain Kevin Nolan and defender James Collins are back from a one-match suspension, but defender Joey O'Brien is a doubt with a hamstring problem.

Striker Andy Carroll (knee) and midfielder Mohamed Diame (hamstring) continue their rehabilitation.

Provisional Squad: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O'Brien, O'Neil, Reid, Tomkins, Vaz Te, Maiga, Noble, Jarvis, Spence, Taylor, Collison, C Cole, Lletget, Diarra, Spiegel, Lee, J Cole.