Promotion-chasers West Ham and Birmingham meet at Upton Park on Monday afternoon.
Both sides know victory can go a long way to sealing their position in the play-off places.
West Ham are still eyeing a second place finish that would guarantee automatic entry into the Premier League, while the Blues need maximum points to stay ahead of the chasing pack.
Despite a super start to the season, the Hammers have struggled of late, especially at home, where they haven’t won since beating Millwall at the beginning of February.
If they are to break their duck on Monday they will need their big players to stand up and be counted and Sam Allardyce will be looking for a big performance from skipper Kevin Nolan. The experienced midfielder scored the opener in Friday’s win at Barnsley and he will once again be hoping to inspire his side to victory.
Birmingham are currently on a run of four games without defeat and, after an inconsistent beginning to the campaign, Chris Hughton’s men appear to be finding their form at just the right time.