West Ham have suffered a huge blow as a reliable insider has claimed that Andy Carroll is ruled out of today’s Premier league clash with Huddersfield.
The ExWHUemployee Twitter account, which is a reliable source of West Ham information, released the information on Saturday lunchtime, ahead of the 3pm kick-off away at Huddersfield.
He claimed that he had the information before but that it wouldn’t suit the interests of the team to release the information any earlier.
Unfortunately Andy Carroll has been ruled out for today’s game with an ankle injury and he is the player I was speaking about here, I don’t believe putting this news out any early is good practise as it can determine how we set up etc ⚒ https://t.co/lBernbVtbL
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 13, 2018
It’s a big blow for West Ham, with the game being seen as one that Moyes must get something out of.
Both teams have played 22 games and the Premier League new boys are four spots above West Ham in the table with 24 points.
West Ham are in 11th and could leapfrog their opponents and start moving away from the relegation zone with three points.
Injury specialist Ben Dinnery claims that Michail Antonio is still out, while Winston Reid is a doubt.
Better news for West Ham comes with the sight of Marko Arnautovic returning to training and he is expected to be fit to play.
Michail Antonio [groin] is still missing for #WHUFC while defender Winston Reid and striker Andy Carroll are doubts. James Collins, Aaron Cresswell, Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini have trained with the group. Sam Byram will play for the U23s tonight.
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) January 12, 2018
In other West Ham transfer news, a lethal striker undergoes a medical after standing on the verge of a switch to the Hammers.