The German international wing-back has been absent since the opening stages of pre-season after undergoing a second thigh operation and has been back in training at Spurs Lodge for two weeks. Gus broke his wrist just before the start of the season in the friendly against Sporting Lisbon and has also been back in training for a fortnight.
Also on show tonight at Broadhall Way is Stephane Dalmat, who made his senior debut as substitute at Chelsea on Saturday. He joins Dean Marney, OJ Mabizela and Gary Doherty in the starting line-up against the Hammers.
Team: Burch, Marney, Ziege, Kelly, Mabizela, Doherty, Blondel, Dalmat, Barnard, Poyet, Jackson. Subs: Hughes, Eyre, Henry, Galbraith, Slabber.
Christian Ziege and Gus Poyet hit the comeback trail in tonight's reserve encounter with West Ham United at Stevenage, kick-off 7pm.