Michail Antonio travels to Alkmaar

Team News: Antonio and Coufal return to West Ham United squad for AZ Alkmaar trip

David Moyes welcomes Michail Antonio and Vladimír Coufal back into his matchday squad for Thursday's UEFA Europa Conference League semi-final second-leg tie at AZ Alkmaar.

Antonio returns after missing Sunday's Premier League trip to Brentford with the calf knock he received in last week's first leg with AZ at London Stadium.

The No9 completed the 90 minutes and scored against the Dutch Eredivisie side at London Stadium, but was left out of the trip to west London at the weekend as a precaution.

Coufal, meanwhile, is back after missing three games with a hamstring injury suffered in the Premier League game at Manchester City on 3 May.


Mick has travelled and so has Vladimír... so hopefully they’re both in with a chance of playing.
David Moyes

The manager also confirmed that his squad did not suffer any further injury concerns in Sunday's Premier League game at Brentford, where the Scot rested a number of regular starters with Thursday's tie in the Netherlands in mind.

“Mick has travelled and so has Vladimír,” he confirmed. “They’re both doing well so hopefully they’re both in with a chance of playing.

“Everything else seems OK at the moment, so hopefully we’re in the clear.”

Young striker Divin Mubama has also made the trip to the Netherlands after making his second Premier League appearance as a second-half substitute at Brentford on Sunday.

The 18-year-old has scored 27 goals this season at all levels, including his maiden senior strike against AEK Larnaca in the round of 16 second-leg win over the Cypriot side at London Stadium in March.

The only senior absentee from the Irons squad are Gianluca Scamacca, who is continuing his recovery from knee surgery.

For AZ, Hungary international left-back Milos Kerkez returns from a one-match suspension, while attacking midfielder Dani de Wit and Sweden international winger Jesper Karlsson returned to action after injury in last Sunday's Eredivisie victory over FC Emmen.


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