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West Ham United star Robert Snodgrass was forced to withdraw from the Scotland squad due to a calf injury, as reported by the Hammers official website. 

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini now potentially may have a selection problem ahead of his sides clash against Everton next weekend.

Snodgrass may not be playing regularly for West Ham this season but he is nevertheless seen as an important player and as a leader within the dressing room due to his vast experience playing in the English top-flight.

The Hammers will likely deploy Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson to start on the wings against the Toffees.

The potential absence of Snodgrass could open the door for a West Ham youngster to potentially get game-time should one of Yarmolenko or Anderson have to be withdrawn.

Nathan Holland is the likely candidate to get the nod. The Hammers youngster has shown tremendous potential in the reserve side and already made his senior debut for the club during their 4-0 loss against Oxford United last month.

Another option that West Ham boss Pellegrini could utilise if he does not want to risk playing raw talent is temporarily deploying defender Arthur Masuaku as a makeshift winger.

The Hammers will be looking to return to winning ways against the Toffees after having lost 2-1 against Crystal Palace before the international break.

West Ham have a good opportunity to win. Everton are out of form and currently languishing in the relegation zone.

It will not be surprising if Marco Silva is sacked as manager of Everton should they end up losing against Pellegrini’s side.

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