Ashton and Bellamy Injury Doubts
West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has confirmed Dean Ashton's injury and raised doubts over Craig Bellamy's fitness. The good news is that Zola thinks Ashton could be fit by next weekend and Bellamy may even be ready for this Saturday.
"Dean unfortunately won't be available this week," said Zola.
"He will have to rest but I think he will be ready to start again next week. We will monitor his condition but at the moment he needs one week to recover.
"He already had a problem and the ankle got sore when we were training so we had to stop him.
"Craig Bellamy also has a problem. We don't know yet whether he is going to be available for Saturday."