Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Moyes welcomes return of key players


Filed: Friday, 23rd February 2018
By: Staff Writer


David Moyes says he is delighted to be able to include Winston Reid and Manuel Lanzini in his squad for this weekend's trip to Liverpool.

The duo are back in contention for a place in the starting XI having recovered from recent injuries - much to the delight of Moyes, who returns to Merseyside this weekend for a second time since joining West Ham back in November.

Embed from Getty Images


"It's good news, we've got a lot of players back training," he told the assembled (and accredited-only) media. "We're without the long termers [Andy] Carroll, [Pedro] Obiang and [Edimilson] Fernandes but in the main we're close to getting the players back.

"[Manuel] Lanzini is back training, he's running around and hopefully that's him fit for the rest of the season. He has a good chance of being involved after recovering from his hamstring injury and that is great for us because we will need him in the weeks to come.

"[Winston] Reid is back and will be part of the squad too."

And he also revealed that although Saturday's test will no doubt prove to be a tough one, with hosts Liverpool in good form of late, hopes are high for a second successive Premier League victory following the 2-0 win over Watford in United's last outing.

Embed from Getty Images


"It's a tough game, but we're in a good run of form ourselves," added Moyes, who also confirmed the sale of Jose Fonte to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.

"It will not be easy to stop Mane, Salah and Firmino but we'll try to contain them - they have other players of course but those three can create on their own. We'll go there and hope that with the players we have in our team we will cause them problems as well.

"If we win at Anfield that would be a big confidence booster. We've done well against what you'd call the big teams recently and we hope we can do so again on Saturday."





Related News

   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [18th Sep 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Monday's news round-up [17th Sep 2018]
   arrow   No problems with Rush Green, insists Pelle [5th Sep 2018]
   arrow   Hernandez backs Pellegrini to be a success [10th Aug 2018]
   arrow   Farewell to the 22-minute man [8th Aug 2018]
   arrow   Pellegrini: the first press conference [24th Jul 2018]
   arrow   Solid as a rock [24th Jul 2018]
   arrow   Emergency face lift ordered [18th Jul 2018]
   arrow   Our best signing since Payet, says TC [11th Jul 2018]
   arrow   FC Winterthur 3-2 West Ham Utd [8th Jul 2018]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
West Ham Utd 2-3 Tottenham H
West Ham's dreadful start to the 2017/18 campaign showed no signs of impro...more
Three Years Ago
Carroll, Collins, Nolan & Shaw: Thursday's news
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media round-up!...more
Five Years Ago
Young fans sought for advisory panel
West Ham United are to host a special Olympic Stadium consultation event exclusively for supporters ...more