June 20 2013 Latest news:
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Team news: West Ham United v Aston Villa
Jack Collison will miss West Ham’s Premier League opener on Saturday but James Collins will be fit to face his former club Aston Villa.
The 23-year-old Collison played a key part in the Hammers’ promotion via the play-offs but aggravated an existing knee injury in the process, which has seen him miss pre-season.
Fellow Wales international Collins is fit again after a groin injury, while manager Sam Allardyce revealed his summer signings from overseas, Alou Diarra and Modibo Maiga, will not start.
West Ham’s provisional squad: Jaaskelainen, Henderson, Demel, Tomkins, Collins, Reid, McCartney, O’Brien, Potts, Spence, Diarra, Diame, Noble, Taylor, O’Neil, Nolan, Vaz Te, Maiga, Maynard, Cole