David Moyes is taking no chances ahead of this evening’s FA Cup third round replay versus Shrewsbury town, and has chosen to deliver a strong team.
Looking to avoid the embarassment of a loss to the League One opponents, Moyes has gone with more regular first-team players, something he didn’t do in the initial fixture.
Hammers fans are happy with the team, and some even took to Twitter to voice their optimism ahead of the important clash.
Here are a few of the best reactions:
Good team. Looking forward to lanzini and Martinez linking up
— Jj thompson (@JamesWHUFC91) January 16, 2018
Loving that line up! Mixture of youth and experience ⚒
— Chris O'Brien (@COBrien1992) January 16, 2018
Very promising young team. Looking forward to what the likes of Martinez, Oxford, Cullen, and Byram can do! COYI ⚒
— West Ham Yank (@TheWestHamYank) January 16, 2018
lanzini and martinez about to cause a madness
— connor (@_ConnorWHUFC) January 16, 2018
MARTINEZ AND OXFORDD 😍
— Oliver Khan (@oliverkhanx) January 16, 2018
Great team! Good mix of youngsters and senior players. Actual attcking players in the side.
— Noah Thomas (@NonoT35) January 16, 2018
Bryam, Oxford and Martinez 😍
— A.Ǝ.M父 (@Alfie_Marsh) January 16, 2018
Good selection a team of ball players 👍
— Jack Newman (@JackNew140192) January 16, 2018
Fans are delighted to see a host of exciting young players mixed in with the more senior players, and are hoping for an emphatic win.
However, the inclusion of the 19-year-old Reece Oxford has brought much delight to many fans. The young defensive player was loaned out to Borussia Mönchengladbach for the 2017/18 season, but was recalled before the new year.
Fans are also excited about Toni Martinez getting his first start for the Hammers, as the young spaniard has mostly been out on loan since arriving to West Ham in 2016.
Should West Ham win the game, they will go on to face the winner of the AFC Bournemouth versus Wigan replay.
In other West Ham news, Injuries have hit the West Ham team hard this season, and the latest set has made these three players miss the FA Cup fixture.