Midfield blow for Hammers

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West Ham will be without influential midfielder Scott Parker for tonight's clash with Manchester United as he has a chest infection.

West Ham: Midfield blow for Hammers

Parker played at the weekend in the vital win against Wigan, but he will miss the Carling Cup quarter-final with United and he is not alone as Avram Grant has a host on injury worries for the match.

The Hammers will be without Valon Behrami and Danny Gabbidon, as well as long-term casualties Mark Noble and Manuel da Costa and on top of that Lars Jacobsen is cup-tied and unable to feature.