Friday 23 Oct
Updated Friday 23 Oct 10:45
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Team news: Haller returns to training ahead of Manchester City clash

Sebastien Haller in training


David Moyes expects to have a fully-fit squad to choose from when his West Ham United team takes on Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime.

The boss was without Sebastien Haller for last weekend's dramatic 3-3 draw at Tottenham Hotspur after the striker picked up a knock, but he has shaken that off and is set to be available at London Stadium.

Moyes also revealed that he has been impressed with Saïd Benrahma in training since his arrival on loan from Brentford, but like he did with Jarrod Bowen and other arrivals from the Championship, he wants to give the Algerian every chance to adjust to life in the top flight before unleashing him on the pitch.

"We've got everybody in pretty good order," the manager confirmed. "Seb Haller picked up a bit of an injury in training before the last game at Tottenham, but he's trained [this week] so we're expecting him to be available as well this weekend.

"Saïd is doing well. He needs to get up to speed of what we want and where we're at, but the way the players are playing has given me the opportunity to take a little more time with him anyway.

"It's a bit like I've always said with the boys from the Championship. I'm not in a great rush to put them into the team - I want to give them opportunities, but I want to do it at the right time when I think it's best for them."

Skipper Mark Noble has had to make do with a place on the bench in recent weeks due to the form of Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek in midfield, but the boss says the Hammers' all-time leading Premier League appearance maker will still have an integral role to play in the season ahead.

"Mark Noble has a massive part to play here," he added. "Tomáš Souček and Declan Rice have played ever-so-well, but Mark Noble was arguably our best player post-lockdown [at the end of last season].

"He's got plenty more games in him and will be involved in many games in the future."