Starting line-ups ahead of the Round of 32 clashA STRONG-LOOKING Exeter City Under-21 line-up will take to the field to meet West Ham United in the Round of 32 of the Under-21 Premier League Cup this evening.
James Hamon starts in goal, while Jordan Tillson, Tom McCready, Ollie Watkins, Matt Jay, Jamie Reid and Tom Nichols are the other players who all have first-team experience. Jay returns for the first time since joining National League South side Hayes & Yeading United on loan, while Reid will be looking to continue where he left off after his late equaliser against Bristol Rovers at the weekend.
West Ham's big team news is that Reece Oxford, who has been involved in Premier League wins at Liverpool and Arsenal already this season, captains the visitors. Josh Cullen also played against Liverpool, while Lewis Page and Djair Parfitt-Williams have both played in the Europa League for the Upton Park club.
EXETER CITY UNDER-21: Hamon, Egan, Riley-Lowe, Storey, Tillson, Byrne, McCready, Watkins, Jay, Reid, Nichols.
SUBS: Keadell, Pope, Read, Harkness, Rosenwald.
WEST HAM UNITEDUNDER-21: Howes, Knoyle, Page, Dobson, Chambers, Oxford (capt), Diangana, Cullen, Gordon, Browne, Parfitt-Williams.
SUBS: T. Brown, J. Brown, Pike, Makasi, Onariase.
REFEREE: Samuel Allison
ASSISTANTS: Timothy Burley, Adam Fricker
FOURTH: Phil Bialyk