Leeds manager Neil Warnock is expected to name the same side that defeated Middlesbrough for his first win.
Paul Robinson, on-loan from Bolton, will continue at left-back so Aidy White will occupy the left wing again.
West Ham forward Ravel Morrison will make his first appearance for the club having signed from Manchester United at the end of January.
Striker Ricardo Vaz Te is out, while Joey O'Brien, Winston Reid and Julien Faubert will all be given late checks.
â€¢ This is the 104th competitive meeting. Leeds have won 48 of the previous 103, West Ham 27, with 28 drawn.
â€¢ Leeds are looking to take their unbeaten run against the Hammers to nine games (W5, D3).
â€¢ West Ham's only win in 13 league clashes was 1-0 at Elland Road in the Premier League in November 2000, when Nigel Winterburn scored the winner.
â€¢ Having gained their first win under Neil Warnock against Middlesbrough last Sunday, Leeds now set about the task of gaining their first back-to-back wins in over three months.
â€¢ The 10th placed West Yorkshire club, four points outside the play-offs, have only managed to deny Millwall and Portsmouth from scoring in a league game at Elland Road this season.
â€¢ Warnock, at 63, is the oldest current manager in the Championship.
West Ham United
â€¢ The Hammers are unbeaten in seven, but have failed to win four of their last six, and have slipped out of the top two.
â€¢ They have picked up an unmatched 10 Championship wins on the road, and boast the best away record in the division with 33 of their 66 points coming on their travels.
â€¢ Sam Allardyce, at 57, is the second oldest manager in the Championship
â€¢ Saturday's referee will be Peter Walton.
â€¢ The 51-year-old began his refereeing career in 1986, was appointed to the Football League List of assistant referees in 1993, and the Premier League List of assistant referees the following year.
â€¢ After running the line during the 1996 FA Cup final between Manchester United and Liverpool at Wembley, Walton joined the FIFA list of assistant referees and ran the line during the 1996 UEFA European Championship group-stage fixture between Germany and Czech Republic at Old Trafford.
â€¢ Walton, who lists golf and current affairs among his hobbies, joined the Football League List of referees in 1998 and joined the Premier League Select List in 2003.
â€¢ Walton's first West Ham United appointment came on 21 November 2004, when the Hammers were defeated 1-0 at Millwall in the Championship.
â€¢ In 2007, he was part of a group of referees who travelled to Ecuador to undertake an Advanced Course for Referees' Instructors on behalf of the FA and CONMEBOL.
â€¢ Walton will be assisted this afternoon by Scott Ledger and Glenn Turner, while the fourth official will be Geoff Eltringham.
â€¢ Walton's most-recent West Ham United game came in May 2011 when the Hammers drew 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League. His previous Leeds United appointment came in 1-0 home League One defeat by Southampton on 13 March 2010.
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