Kevin Campbell has claimed it would be a “big blow” to West Ham if Jesse Lingard is not fit for Monday’s fixture against Burnley.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said David Moyes’s side’s goal threat would be “massively reduced” if the “incredible” 28-year-old was ruled out of the clash.
The Sun claim Lingard underwent ‘intensive treatment’ on his legs last week but is still being ‘hampered’ by the issue ahead of the trip to Turf Moor.
The England international has contributed a staggering nine goals and four assists in 11 appearances since moving to the London Stadium on loan in January.
David Moyes will be hoping the attacking midfielder is fit to start with star duo Declan Rice and Michail Antonio already sidelined.
Campbell has called on the likes of Manuel Lanzini and Said Benrahma to step up if Lingard is ruled out.
“It would be a big blow if he is not fit for the weekend,” he told Football Insider. “He brings a lot of their goal threat, so that would be massively reduced.
“I hope he is fit because he is having one hell of a second half of the season. It really has been incredible.
“If he does not make it then somebody else is going to have to step up, a Lanzini or a Benrahma.
“It could be a very difficult time for West Ham if he is not there with Rice and Antonio out as well.”