West Ham United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Joe Hart will get the nod to start in Saturday’s Premier League clash against Burnley.
The Hammers welcome Sean Dyche’s men to the London Stadium and are desperate for points after a recent run of poor form.
Consecutive 4-1 defeats to Liverpool and Swansea City has pulled West Ham back into the relegation mix, but a victory over Burnley on Saturday would ease worries on the terraces.
The Irons have been guilty of some ordinary defending of late and Moyes clearly wants to make changes in his personnel.
This has resulted in Adrian being removed from the West Ham goal and Hart being given the chance to start.
“Joe Hart will start on Saturday,” the Hammers boss told the club’s official website.
“Although it was not necessarily down to the fact we conceded eight goals in the last two matches, was I happy with the nature of the goals we conceded? No, I was not. With one of the games [at Liverpool], you might have said ‘right, OK’, but the other one [at Swansea City] I was not happy with.
“Joe has been good. I’ve got big competition in some positions and that is good. You have to play well if you’re going to play. There is big pressure if you don’t perform.
“There were a couple of games where I wasn’t happy that we had done quite as well as we could have done.”
West Ham fans have not seen Hart at his best during his loan stint at the club, with the Manchester City goalkeeper lacking in confidence in the early days of the campaign.
With the World Cup less than 100 days away and the chance to finish the season as the Hammers’ number one, the stopper will be motivated to put in a good performance this weekend.