Jamie O'Hara is one of a number of senior players in our reserve squad to face Fulham at Leyton Orient FC tonight (Monday).
The midfielder is joined in the squad by Giovani, Chris Gunter, Gareth Bale, Ricardo Rocha, Fraizer Campbell and Adel Taarabt.
Andros Townsend is rewarded for his excellent performance in our FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Arsenal at the Lane on Thursday with a place in the squad. He's joined by Academy team-mates Steven Caulker, Ryan Mason and Jon Obika - both on target in our table-topping Under-18s 4-4 draw at Reading on Saturday.
Meanwhile, both Danny Rose and Jake Livermore return to the reserve squad after making their comebacks from long-term injuries for the Academy.
Fulham are currently second in the Barclays Premier Reserve League South standings and development coach Clive Allen expects a real test.
"It's a strong-looking group and it's all about how they apply themselves," he said. "Fulham are strong, they always field what you would consider to be first team squad players and I'm sure it will be a tough match."
The match kicks-off at 7pm.
Squad: Alnwick, L Butcher, Gunter, Bale, Rocha, Berchiche, Giovani, Caulker, O'Hara, Rose, Livermore, Campbell, Taarabt, Townsend, Obika, Mason.