est hamThe under-21 team has been expelled from the Papa John’s Trophy after lining up an ineligible player against Gillingham.
The Hammers played Ajibola Alese in their Group A South game against Gillingham on October 26 when he was suspended after receiving two yellow cards in previous group games.
West Ham have had three points taken away and are out of competition as a result.
He has been replaced in the last 32 by Colchester United of League Two.
West Ham has said they “acknowledge the penalties” received from the FA and EFL.
In a statement, West Ham said: “The clubs are informed of the registrations and disciplinary suspensions of the players on the field through the FA’s online portal and, despite this, the suspension of the player in question is not identified. at that time and therefore the relevant formal notification from the FA is not provided, the club takes note of the decisions made and awaits the full written reasons. “