West Ham United manager David Moyes has revealed that he will have most of his first-team squad available when the Hammers travel to Swansea City for a vital Premier League showdown on Saturday.
The 54-year-old has a few long-standing absentees but will be delighted to have some of his key men back fit and firing.
“I think we’re okay,” the Scot told his pre-match press conference, as reported by the club’s official website.
“We’ve got a few people with knocks and bruises, like all clubs, and a bit of the sniffles here and there, but overall, we are fine.”
The news means that Manuel Lanzini, who lasted less than an hour on his return from a hamstring issue against Liverpool last week, and Winston Reid, who was named as a substitute, could both start at the Liberty Stadium.
Meanwhile, winger Michail Antonio bagged a goal from the bench at Anfield in the 4-1 defeat and will hope to be unleashed from the kick-off against one of the Irons’ relegation rivals.
Andy Carroll, Pedro Obiang and Edimilson Fernandes are out with long-term injuries and Arthur Masuaku is still serving a suspension for spitting at an opponent.
Whilst the loss to Liverpool was a disappointment, it was hardly a match to define West Ham’s season and memories of that scoreline can be banished with a win over the Swans.
A more attacking line-up is expected and that could see Javier Hernandez, who was arguably unlucky to be dropped against the Reds, restored to the starting XI alongside Marko Arnautovic up front.
Following the encounter with Swansea, the Hammers face two more winnable fixtures, with Burnley and Southampton to visit the London Stadium before the end of March.
Those three games should give a good indication as to whether Moyes’ men can survive the drop this term.