David Moyes gives cryptic West Ham injury update with ‘one or two doubts’ ahead of Newcastle United clash

West Ham United manager David Moyes. West Ham United manager David Moyes.
West Ham United manager David Moyes.
Jarrod Bowen is classed as a doubt for the visit of the Magpies.

David Moyes has offered a cryptic West Ham United injury update ahead of Newcastle United’s trip to the London Stadium.

With Jarrod Bowen as the Hammers’ main injury doubt, Moyes has made it clear he has ‘one or two’ players who are struggling.

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Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Moyes said: “We’ve got one or two doubts and one or two question marks over some players who’ve picked up some injuries.

“I wouldn’t give that away, but like every other club, we’ve got one or two injuries at the moment.”

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe has one or two injury concerns of his own heading to the capital, with talisman Kieran Trippier and top-scorer Callum Wilson already ruled out.

The game will also come around too soon for Javier Manquillo.

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Jamaal Lascelles is fit and ready to start, however, having missed last week through injury. Matt Targett is eligible again after being forced to sit out last weekend’s win against his parent club Aston Villa.

Elsewhere on the Hammers injury front, controversial defender Kurt Zouma - widely castigated for his ill-treatment of his pet cat - is pushing for a first-team return.

On Zouma, Moyes said: “He’s better, but it’s taken him a couple of days to get over it. He had a quite bad illness.

“He’s trained the last couple of days so I’m hoping that he’ll be available.“We want him to concentrate on his training.

“We’re hoping that we can keep him at those levels of performances. Hopefully he can focus on his football and we’ll give him as much support as we can before we get him ready back to his best.”

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