David Moyes has been handed a nightmare ahead of his first match as West Ham boss, with the news that Javier Hernandez will miss the clash with Watford through injury.
The Mexican striker, who has scored three Premier League goals this season, has returned to East London for a scan after picking up a hamstring injury in his nation’s friendly clash against Belgium on Friday evening.
29-year-old Hernandez will fortunately not be on the sidelines for an extended period but is expected to miss this weekend’s clash with the Hornets, a match where the Hammers are looking to secure a win that could see them rise out of the Premier League’s relegation zone.
West Ham’s likely replacement is Andy Carroll but Ghanian ace Andre Ayew could be selected, as could Diafra Sakho, though it’s certainly not a selection problem that Scottish boss Moyes would have wanted ahead of his first match in charge.
Moyes was appointed last week shortly after the sacking of Slaven Bilic, after the Hammers slipped into the Premier League’s relegation spots.