An update from ExWHUemployee has prompted many West Ham United fans of Twitter to speculate about a new-right back for the club.
The Hammers social media legend revealed that Ryan Fredericks will be missing for four to seven weeks after pulling up with a hamstring problem at Gillingham – Ex also said that a loan will be the most likely measure taken to replace him in January.
The extent of the defender’s injury comes as a big blow to David Moyes with 34-year-old Pablo Zabaleta the only other recognisable right-back in his squad and no one wants to see Sadio Mane running at him later in the month.
As some Irons have suggested, Moyes could choose to look at the Development Squad and namely Ben Johnson to fill in or perhaps make Michail Antonio or Winston Reid into a makeshift right-back.
Recruiting from elsewhere has also been mentioned on Twitter and you can see the best fan suggestions to replace Fredericks in our list, below…
Cedric from Southampton?
— Steve Hopper (@semiphonic) January 7, 2020
Antonio is gonna be playing as a wing back ?
— tony little (@tonylittle29) January 6, 2020
Can’t Reid fill in at RB
— Dan O’Brien (@danwithavan) January 6, 2020
Nathaniel Clyne from Liverpool if he is fit would be a decent loan signing for us
— Adam Leatherbarrow (@Adam_MC1R) January 6, 2020
Would love Aarons quick and can play
— YG (@Yiannis_AG) January 6, 2020
What does Moyes think of Ben Johnson I know he’s had his injuries but surely worth a go left or right
— Ben Randall (@RandallBen) January 6, 2020
— Hotofftheironworks (@HOTIW_Official) January 6, 2020
Heard Nelson Semedo wants to leave Barca, Might be unrealistic but not impossible
— Noel999 (@No3l999) January 6, 2020
What about Alonso from Chelsea ? He up for loan
— ⚒ ian ⚒ (@IANL80s) January 6, 2020