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.
Slav has gone strong for this one ⚒ https://t.co/QapcQJF5q3
— WHUFC FACEBOOK (@West_Ham_United) July 28, 2016
Strong West Ham line up tonight, hopefully we take the tournament seriously this time!!
— Pricey (@lpricewhufc) July 28, 2016
Strong team, 3-0 West Ham #COYI
— Ryan Watkins (@RyanWatkins06) July 28, 2016
— Adam Plom (@AdamPlom) July 28, 2016
Pray West Ham take Europa seriously this year
— bill (@williamprocter1) July 28, 2016
just put my house and dog on West Ham tonight https://t.co/ELltddzJ66
— Patz (@pmos93) July 28, 2016
I’m going for 0-3 West Ham tonight. We really should wrap this tie up tonight. But knowing West Ham, you never know. #WHUFC.
— West Ham Forum (@WestHam_Forum) July 28, 2016
@WestHam_Central Feghouli has been great recently and I think this could be his game
— Patrick (@ClinicalCalleri) July 28, 2016
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.