West Ham news: Double injury boost for Moyes

1 year ago

In the latest West Ham news, David Moyes looks set to enjoy a double injury boost with the returns of Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini for the run-in.

Carroll has struggled with a history of injury problems and has not played for the Hammers since a substitute appearance in a 1-1 draw at Tottenham on January 4.

However, he has returned to training with the rest of the first-team squad and looks set to play a part in Monday’s clash with Stoke at the London Stadium.

The Hammers are still involved in the relegation mix, lying six points above Southampton in 18th place, and a victory over second-bottom Stoke would go along way to securing their Premier League survival.

Carroll has scored two goals in 14 appearances this term but his return would offer more options to Moyes, who has been using Marko Arnautovic to lead the line.

Lanzini is also close to a return to action following a knee injury sustained while on international duty with Argentina last month.

The 25-year-old has been sidelined as the Hammers have picked up four points with a 3-0 victory over Southampton followed by a 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

Lanzini has contributed three goals and five assists in 23 appearances this season, and his guile and craft would be a bonus for Moyes in the relegation battle with the Potters, with the home side the 19/20 favourites with bet365.