Gent team news
It will be interesting to see the guardian of the goal for Gent in this upcoming fixture, as second-choice keeper Davy Roef has been preferred over their number one Paul Nardi in Cup competitions so far.
Boss Vanhaezebrouck has no fresh injury concerns to deal with ahead the crucial clash against West Ham. He will hope to get a home advantage in the first leg, with club and league top scorer Hugo Cuypers (19 goals) leading the line.
Gent possible XI: Roef; Castro-Montes, Ngadeu, Torunarigha; Samoise, Kums, Hong, Odjidja-Ofoe, Fofana; Orban, Cuypers
|Defenders||Okumu, Piatkowski, Torunarigha, Fortuna, Godeu, Agbor, Van Daele|
|Midfielders||Hong, Odjidja-Ofoe, De Ridder, De Sart, Castro-Montes, Hjulsager, Samoise, Marreh, Kums|
|Forwards||Lemajic, Hauge, Cuypers, Fofana, Orban Depoitre, Tissoudali|
West Ham team news
David Moyes has confirmed that Brazilian international midfielder Lucas Paqueta is part of the West Ham squad that has travelled for the Europa Conference League quarter-final first leg against Gent. Although he missed their last Premier League match due to an ankle knock, the player has trained throughout the week and will be available for selection.
The team has an otherwise full squad to choose from, except for Gianluca Scamacca, who is recovering from a knee problem. Flynn Downes is set to return from a European suspension and 18-year-old prospect Divin Mubama, who has 26 goals in 31 appearances across all competitions this season, the majority coming for West Ham's youth team, has also made the trip.
West Ham possible XI: Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Palmieri; Bowen, Soucek, Rice, Fornals; Ings, Antonio
|Defenders||Zouma, Aguerd, Kehrer, Ogbonna, Emerson, Cresswell, Johnson, Coufal|
|Midfielders||Rice, Soucek, Downes, Paqueta, Fornals, Laznini, Benrahma, Cornet|
|Forwards||Ings, Antonio, Bowen, Mubama|