Gianluca Scamacca celebrates his goal against Viborg

Team News: Update on Scamacca, Dawson & Aguerd  

West Ham United manager David Moyes has issued an update to the media on his squad ahead of our UEFA Europa Conference League group-stage fixture with FCSB.

The Romanian side will travel to London Stadium on Thursday and Moyes outlined where his squad is at ahead of a busy fixture list.

There were updates from the boss on Gianluca Scamacca and Craig Dawson, who both returned to training for our match with FCSB, and also Nayef Aguerd.

Ben Johnson and Aaron Cresswell remain absent due to injury, while Tomáš Souček is a doubt after he picked up a foot injury against Chelsea last weekend.  

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Moyes said: "[Scamacca] has only really started training so we are trying to get him back if we can. He has really not been well for ten days – if he is fully fit, I would be very surprised. He has trained today, and he is getting closer to fitness.

“Craig Dawson started back in training. He has been out of training for a long time. He is still finding his way back in - but he is getting back and amongst it now.

“He is probably not fit enough [to start]. He has probably missed the best part of six weeks of pre-season. He is making his way back and we would like to get him back quickly. But I don’t know if he can get back that quickly.”

Moyes stated that both Ben Johnson and Aaron Cresswell are out injured, while Tomáš Souček is a doubt after he picked up a foot injury against Chelsea.

“Ben Johnson is not training yet; he is still out,” added Moyes. “Aaron Cresswell is not training yet either, so he is not available. Tomáš Souček picked up a foot injury from the game against Chelsea, so Tomáš could be a question mark for me.”

Moyes also explained that Nayef Aguerd is making progress of his road to recovery after suffering an ankle injury in a pre-season friendly against Rangers in July. 

“[Nayef] returned on Tuesday,” said Moyes. "He has been away. He is now out of his boot – he is seeing the specialist today to get the six-week go ahead for the next part [of his recovery]. Hopefully that is all good.”