By Dominic Toner

West Ham have named a strong line-up for their Europa League qualifier against NK Domzale.

The Londoners face Slovenian outfit Domzale on Thursday in the first-leg of the tie.

The Hammers were knocked out of the competition last year after a 4-3 aggregate defeat to Astra Giurgiu, but manager Slaven Bilic will be hoping for a better result this time around.

Bilic enjoyed a good first managerial season last year and secured a seventh-placed league finish, guaranteeing them a spot in Europe.

They will be hoping to seal a place in the group stages alongside Premier League duo Southampton and Manchester United.

West Ham Starting XI: Adrian, Antonio, Nordtveit, Reid, Byram, Obiang, Kouyate, Feghouli, Noble, Valencia, Carroll

Star player Dimitri Payet is a notable absence from the starting line-up, but he has only just returned to training following his extended break after starring for France at Euro 2016.

Supporters have reacted positively to the team selection for the Europa League showdown on Twitter.


The return fixture will be on 4 August when the Hammers will be hosting their first competitive fixture at the Olympic Stadium.

In other West Ham team news, captain Mark Noble has given his verdict on their expectations following ground move.