Search

Ogbonna is back in contention for West Ham as Haller and Snodgrass remain sidelined

PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 June 2020

West Ham United's Angelo Ogbonna during the FA Cup fourth round match at the London Stadium.

West Ham United's Angelo Ogbonna during the FA Cup fourth round match at the London Stadium.

PA Wire/PA Images

West Ham United could have defender Angelo Ogbonna back at their disposal while Jack Wilshere is ready to play when called upon.

The Hammers have a few more options to choose from for their clash with Tottenham Hotspur this evening (8.15pm) although they are still without striker Sebastien Haller and winger Robert Snodgrass.

But whether the Italian defender goes straight into the starting line-up is a big question mark as the boss may opt to keep Declan Rice at the back alongside Issa Diop.

“Angelo Ogbonna has been back in training for the last few days so we’re hopeful,” Moyes said.

“Seb Haller hasn’t been training and with Snoddy, I can’t give you a return date for him at the moment, we think he could be out for some time.”

Midfielder Wilshere and young full-back Ben Johnson have missed the majority of the campaign through injury and will most likely find themselves on the bench once again.

“Jack comes into that group I have just mentioned, he’s not really had enough minutes in these pre-friendly games, but he’s not missed a training session so I’ll give him big credit for that.

You may also want to watch:

“He’ll be ready to play if we choose to do so.”

West Ham are currently sitting one spot above the relegation with eight games left to be played and they know they’re heading into a tricky fixture list.

“For both it is important from ours, I don’t know about Spurs, I know why we have to win, it’s so important. We knew before we broke up for lockdown, we had the same fixture list and it would be a difficult period for us.

“Maybe we had begun to find a little bit of form so now we are back at it, we have lost one or two players but we need to pick up points.

“We won there last year, we have to do it again.”

The boss did watch Tottenham draw 1-1 with Manchester United on Friday evening and knows they’ll be stronger than when they should have played them originally due to the return of Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, Steven Bergwijn and Moussa Sissoko from injury.

“The biggest difference is they have got many of their big players back, three or four of them whereas when we were due to play them I dont think many of them would have been fit and available.

“It happens, sometimes you get lucky with injuries and suspensions, other times you don’t.

“We would have rather had them in the condition they were before rather than now.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 15:00

Boxing is back, after a lockdown lasting longer than expected, with some exciting championship clashes at the BT Studios in east London on Friday.

Yesterday, 14:41

West Ham United Women will have a new training base for the 2020-21 Super League season.

Yesterday, 11:09

West Ham United Women have announced extended contracts for five of their players leading into the 2020-21 season.

Yesterday, 08:00

With the Premier League back in action for the past couple of weeks after more than three months away due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not celebrate with another sports quiz?

Yesterday, 07:27

West Ham boss David Moyes warned his players they might have to fight all the way to the final kick of the season to preserve their Premier League status.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Jonjo Shelvey denied West Ham a crucial victory in their fight for Premier League survival as Newcastle twice came from behind to snatch a point.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

David Moyes admits he cannot begin planning for next season until West Ham have secured their Premier League survival.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

England have named a 13-man squad for their long-awaited return to Test cricket against the West Indies next week, preferring Joe Denly to the uncapped Dan Lawrence and confirming Dom Bess as number one spinner.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

Veterans are providing vital skills across a range of projects to help the country tackle the current coronavirus outbreak. From helping to build Nightingale Hospitals to delivering essential supplies to those who are shielding, they have helped thousands of people across the country. We take a look at how one such veteran is helping out.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser