Predicted West Ham United line-up to play Bristol City: Allardyce's defensive dilemma

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

Here is the potential team Sam Allardyce could select as West Ham United take on Bristol City in the FA Cup.

West Ham have a great opportunity to make a couple of changes and secure a place in the next round of the FA Cup this weekend.

It won’t be easy as the Hammers are going up against one of the best teams in League One this season and a side, which won’t hesitate to put the East Londoners out.

Manager Sam Allardyce will stress the need for his team to avoid complacency in the build up to the game and will be eager for the Hammers to maintain their recent momentum.

West Ham have been in great form and they’ll be full of confidence after an impressive win against Hull City in their last game, which showcased their attacking talent and potential.

They've proven to be consistent over an extended period of time, encountering a number of challenges in terms of injuries and suspensions the boss has had to deal with.

Here’s the potential side that Allardyce could go with for the game as he debates whether to select his strongest possible side or whether to rest one or two players.

West Ham United: Adrian, Jenkinson, O’Brien, Reid, Cresswell, Amalfitano, Noble, Nolan, Downing, Jarvis, Carroll

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