West Ham captain Kevin Nolan hopes Andy Carroll's red card will be rescinded so the pair can swiftly resume the partnership which earned victory over Swansea on Saturday.
Hammers manager Sam Allardyce confirmed after the 2-0 win that the club would appeal against Carroll's dismissal for an altercation with Swansea defender Chico Flores which leaves the England striker facing a three-match ban.
– West Ham captain Kevin Nolan.
We're absolutely delighted, it was a great victory after a well deserved point on Wednesday night.
It's just marred by an incident, but hopefully that'll get overturned and we can just get on with it and look forward to what's going to be another tough game away to Aston Villa.
Andy was gutted because he wanted to get minutes too, which is important for him, and he's honest enough to say it's definitely not a red. You sort of know when someone's done something wrong and I sort of knew he hadn't.