Moyes hopeful over key man's return

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 15th January 2020

David Moyes is sweating on the fitness of one or two first team stars ahead of this weekend's visit of Everton.

While the new boss - who suffered his first defeat since returning to West Ham at Sheffield United last Friday - is definitely without the trio of Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredricks and Jack WIlshere, but remains hopeful that both Andriy Yarmolenko and Michail Antonio could return.

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Anxious for good news: Moyes' squad need a lift following defeat at Sheffield

The Ukrainian is considered the least likely of the two to be passed fit, with Moyes confirming last weekend that he had received further treatment for the injured thigh that has kept him sidelined since last year.

However the boss is hopeful that Antonio, who is considered to be key to West Ham's battle against relegation, could yet play a part having only just missed the deadline for Sheffield last weekend as a result of the hamstring injury he recently sustained.

Moyes is also expected to be able to feature Felipe Anderson, despite the Brazalian having been said to have injured his back during the 1-0 defeat at Bramall Lane (a game in which he played the full 90 minutes).

Moyes will give the next update on his squad tomorrow (Thursday), during his pre-match press conference.

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