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Moyes without trio for Newcastle test


Filed: Friday, 22nd December 2017
By: Staff Writer


David Moyes says that he will be without three key players when Newcastle visit the Olympic Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

West Ham go into the game having taken seven points from their last three Premier League outings, a hugely positive spell that was interrupted by Tuesday night's equally disappointing performance at Arsenal in which they failed to create a single shot on target.

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And Moyes will have to do without captain Mark Noble plus influential duo Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini, who sits out his final game of a two-match suspension. "Apart from Manu, we have a couple of other issues," he revealed in conversation with the Standard.

"Michail Antonio has a calf strain, wasnít available for Tuesday and is touch and go for tomorrow. I donít think Mark Noble will be fit in time either - he has been suffering from a tight hamstring for a week or so and we canít take chances with that."

However there was some good news for Moyes with the impending return of a midfielder - an area in which the Hammers have looked woefully short in recent weeks and one in which Moyes had promised to strengthen in next month's transfer window.

"The good news is that Cheikhou Kouyate is back in full training so we hope he will be available for tomorrow," confirmed Moyes. "We are short of numbers in midfield and that has to be a priority in January."





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