Dyer Set For Rocking Welcome At St James' Park?

Last updated : 09 January 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
The former Toon midfielder could face a hostile Geordie crowd, should he take to the pitch, because of his treatment of Sir Bobby Robson when the pair were at the club.

Robson gave Dyer the captain's armband and the former England international threw it to the ground.

Another ex-Toon midfielder could feature ... Scott Parker returns from suspension.

But Zola has trimmed his squad this week with Lee Bowyer joining Birmingham on loan and Matthew Etherington signing for Stoke.

Gianfranco Zola has Valon Behrami, Lucas Neill and Matthew Upson available to face Newcastle after they sat out West Ham's FA Cup win over Barnsley.

WEST HAM (from): Green, Lastuvka, Ilunga, Lopez, Upson, Collins, Davenport, Neill, Faubert, Spector, Tomkins, Behrami, Parker, Noble, Collison, Mullins, Boa Morte, Bellamy, Cole, Tristan, Di Michele, Sears, Dyer.