Team news: West Ham v Swansea

Carroll made his return from injury against Fulham in midweek. Photo: PA

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is hoping to give more minutes to striker Andy Carroll against Swansea on Saturday as he continues to find fitness following a knee injury.

Carroll, on loan from Liverpool, had not played since November until he made a substitute appearance in the midweek defeat at Fulham.

The England striker is again likely to be on the bench for the Hammers who are still without defensive trio George McCartney (knee), James Collins (hamstring) and Dan Potts (concussion).

Provisional squad: Jaaskelainen, Spiegel, Reid, Tomkins, Pogatetz, O'Brien, Demel, Nolan, Jarvis, J Cole, Noble, Diame, O'Neil, Collison, Taylor, Diarra, C Cole, Vaz Te, Carroll.

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm will miss Swansea's trip to West Ham as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

Gerhard Tremmel will again fill in for the Dutchman at Upton Park, while Kemy Agustien (ankle) and Neil Taylor (broken leg) remain sidelined.

Danny Graham's departure to Sunderland means Michu is likely to be employed as a lone striker, with Itay Shechter, who has yet to score this season, the alternative option for Michael Laudrup.

Provisional squad: Bartley, Flores, Tate, Williams, Britton, Michu, Hernandez, Dyer, Lamah, Routledge, Monk, Shechter, Moore, De Guzman, Tiendalli, Rangel, Ki, Tremmel, Gower, Davies.