West Ham boss, Sam Allardyce says new signing Nene isn't yet ready for his debut.
The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has joined on a deal until the end of the season, but will not be match fit for up to two weeks.
"Nene isn't ready physically yet," he told reporters. "He's just started training with us. It'll be about 10 days maybe two weeks before he's ready.
"It's great to have a player like Nene, with his CV, at the club. We're all looking forward to seeing him play."
Nene was brought in as cover for Andy Carroll, who will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
"Everyone is disappointed for Andy," Allardyce added. "Injuries happen in football, but he's had more than most.
"Hopefully he can come back fully fit and show us what he can do, because when he's fit, playing to his best, he's fantastic."