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West Ham receive double injury boost ahead of Wolves clash

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West Ham United will play in east London for the first time in three weeks as they host fellow goalscoring strugglers Wolverhampton Wanderers in what is a must-win clash for both sides.

What’s the latest?

Speaking in the pre-match press conference on Friday, under-fire boss David Moyes issued an update that makes for a double boost ahead of the Hammers’ clash against Bruno Lage’s side.

As per WHUFC.com, the boss said this when prompted about team news:

“We’re feeling that most of the players look like they’ve returned from international duty ok.
“We’ve got Aguerd doing a bit on the grass, so he’s back getting back outside a little more.
”Ben Johnson has had a week-and-a-half of training so he’s getting close to fitness as well.”
Moyes also disclosed that the international break served as a good reset for the players who were not on international duty:
“I’m hoping they’re all fresh. The boys who didn’t go had a couple of days off and we’ve got work in as well. The boys who did go, hopefully they’ve come back with confidence.”

Delight at the double

Whilst they will not feature against Wolves this weekend, the update surrounding the duo serves as a double boost for Moyes, who has had his fair share of injury concerns in what has been a poor start to the season.

It goes without saying that Johnson’s return to the fray will serve as a major boost in depth, with the 59-year-old boss short of certified options throughout the full-back spots.

The addition of Nayef Aguerd will create stability at the back, with his ability in possession and identity as a left-footed central defender key factors in the Hammers’ decision to sign the Moroccan.

The break for those who were not on international duty is big and will have given the players plenty of time to rest and recuperate for the task ahead.

It’s a big game for both sides, with the spotlight shining intensely on both Moyes and Lage, respectively.

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