Filed: Saturday, 31st March 2012
By: Staff Writer
West Ham could move to within three points of current Championship leaders Southampton should they manage to defeat an in-form Reading at the Boleyn Ground this afternoon.
Sam Allardyce's side take on the Royals in this afternoon's 3:00pm kick-off knowing that a win could see them rise above today's visitors and back into the automatic promotion places, where they have spent all but four weeks of the season since the beginning of October.
Live updates from Upton Park will be provided throughout the afternoon on our match thread, which may be found here: www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=139441.
And for those supporters unable to attend this afternoon's match, a number of streams should be available from which you may watch the action live via the web.
As usual, any available video - or audio - feeds will be listed in our streaming thread at www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=133293 (a number of which have been posted already).
KUMB.com will, as always, bringing you match summaries at both half time and the final whistle, with the thoughts of both managers to follow this evening/tomorrow morning and those of the opposition fans sometime tomorrow.
Meanwhile, if you've not already had the chance to take a look check out Preview Percy's unique look ahead to the game here: www.kumb.com/article.php?id=3018.
This afternoon's line-ups
West Ham Utd: Green, Faubert, Tomkins, Faye, McCartney, Noble, O'Neil, Nolan, Vaz Te, Taylor, Cole.
Subs: Collins, Lansbury, Carew, Baldock, Maynard.
Reading: Federici, Cummings, Pearce, Febe, Gorkss, Harte, Karacan, Leigertwood, McAnuff, Hunt, Roberts.
Subs: McCarthy, Tabb, Robson-Kanu, Church, Afobe.
Referee: Chris Foy.
Assistants: Simon Bennett and Richard West.
Fourth Official: Mick Russell.
Today's other Championship fixtures
Cardiff City v Millwall
Brighton & Hove Albion v Middlesbrough
Bristol City v Derby County
Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest
Ipswich Town v Barnsley
Leeds United v Watford
Peterborough United v Leicester City
Portsmouth v Burnley
Hull City v Coventry City
Blackpool v Southampton
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