Zola hoping Franco factor gives Hammers cup boost

NEW West Ham signing Guillermo Franco is set to be thrust into action as Gianfranco Zola looks to ignite his side&rsquo;s stuttering start to the season in the Carling Cup. <br /><br />The Hammers have struggled thus far in the Premier League, winning one from five, and sit just above the drop zone on goal difference.<br /><br />Franco, 32, only signed for the London club on a free transfer last week but Zola has no qualms about the Mexico striker&rsquo;s limited preparation for tonight&rsquo;s trip to Bolton.<br /><br />He said: &ldquo;Obviously he only arrived the other day, but this could give us a good chance to assess him and have an idea what he can give to us.<br /><br />&ldquo;He&rsquo;s a main striker, very good at holding the ball. He likes to play off others so he&rsquo;s a player who could make a difference for us.&rdquo;