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West Ham make their first ever trip to Swansea's Liberty Stadium with their first three points on the board and the cobwebs swept away after an workmanlike - rather than dazzling - win over a rejuvenated Aston Villa at the weekend.

In front of 34,000 in full voice and on a boiling day, the team were initially overawed and let Aston Villa dictate the game. But slowly the home team asserted themselves and Kevin Nolan's disputed goal five minutes before half time settled nerves.

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West Ham have secured the return of James Collins from Aston Villa for £2.5million. The 28-year-old defender passed a medical today and becomes the club's seventh summer signing.

Collins said: "It's great to be back. Having been here before and coming back and seeing some of the same old faces is great. As soon as I knew the interest was there from West Ham I couldn't wait to get down and sign."

westham.jpgWest Ham will be up against some old boys as they look to end their winless run tonight.

Aston Villa are likely to include defender James Collins in their ranks when they visit Upton Park for the Premier League clash, while former Hammers captain Nigel Reo-Coker could feature.

westham.jpgWest Ham defender James Collins has swapped one claret and blue shirt for another after joining Aston Villa on a four year deal.

The Welsh defender passed a medical at Villa Park this afternoon and signed for the Villans for a fee believed to be around £5million.

westham.jpgIt's transfer deadline day and West Ham have offloaded their club record signing just nine months after bringing him in.

Savio Nsereko has been sold to Italian side Fiorentina for an undisclosed fee, with Portuguese defender Manuel Da Costa coming to Upton Park as part of the deal.

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