Yossi Benayoun will miss the Blackpool match on Sunday due to religious commmitments. Fellow Israelis Tal Ben-Haim of West Ham and Bolton’s Tamir Cohen will also be unavailable to play this weekend.

Yom Kippur is one of the holiest days of the year for Jews, who traditionally observe it with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer. Hammers boss Avram Grant has already confirmed he will miss the trip to the Britannia Stadium due to Yom Kippur.