Team news: Moyes offers injury update ahead of Gills match
David Moyes has offered an injury update on a number of players ahead of West Ham United’s FA Cup match against Gillingham on Sunday.
A couple of first team players were unavailable for training on Friday but Moyes is confident in putting out a strong team against Steve Evans' League One side this weekend.
“Mark Noble didn’t train today and, Aaron Cresswell didn’t train today,” Moyes said. “Both are a little bit touch and go. You could see Cress was limping at the end of Bournemouth and Nobes got his metatarsal stood on.
“The other one is Michail Antonio. I saw him on the grass today, but I don’t think he will be ready for the game. Ogbonna didn’t train today either, so he’s another one we will keep an eye on.
“Lukasz Fabianski didn’t train today, but if Lukasz is fit he would start in goal at the weekend.”
There was also further updates on Jack Wilshere and Winston Reid from the boss.
“Jack Wilshere is still inside at the moment and Winston Reid has been around. He trained today. I think, with Winston, it’s about getting him some football. He’s back training with the first team and he looks okay.
“We just need to see about getting him some game time. He’s been a first team player and, if I could get Winston an opportunity, it would be good to find out how he’s doing.”
Moyes’ first game in charge also saw Felipe Anderson net his first goal of the season for West Ham, completing the 4-0 victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday with a cool finish.
The manager was delighted with the Brazilian’s efforts and is hoping to see even more from Anderson in the coming fixtures.
Moyes added: “I’m nearly a bit surprised when you say it’s his first goal of the season because he’s got the ability to create and score more goals. That’ll be the demands we put on him. Since I’ve been with him, he’s been very good.
“He got a goal and you could see how pleased he was with it. I thought, more important, was how hard he worked for the team. He did an awful lot of work for the team which went unnoticed, so I can congratulate him on that, but I do want him for his goals and assists and becoming a special player for us.”