WANDERERS will be without top scorer, Nicolas Anelka, at West Ham tomorrow.

The France international has failed to respond to treatment on the hamstring injury he picked up in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa and is now a major doubt for next Thursday's UEFA Cup group game away to Bayern Munich.

Joey O'Brien is also out of the Hammers game after straining a hamstring in Wednesday's Carling Cup defeat by Manchester City. But Gary Megson is hoping the impressive Andy O'Brien, who took a knock in the back in the cup game, will be fit to continue at the heart of his defence.

The Wanderers boss has dismissed speculation that Anelka could be a January transfer window target for a number of clubs, including City, one of his former clubs.

"People of the stature and the quality of Nicolas Anelka are always going to get other clubs interested," he said.

"It's always going to be in the press. There's nothing that's been set in stone either way, but there's nothing to deal with at the moment, so we'll not deal with it."

Hammers boss Alan Curbishley is hoping his midfield duo, Hayden Mullins and Mark Noble, who picked up knee and groin injuries respectively in the Carling Cup win at Coventry will be fit to face Wanderers.