West Ham chairman reveals key player in squad to face Bournemouth

By Tony Hughes

Enner Valencia is in the West Ham squad to face Bournemouth on Tuesday night, chairman David Gold has revealed.

Valencia missed Saturday’s FA Cup win over Wolves due to a minor knock and manager Slaven Bilic revealed at his media conference on Monday that he would hand a late fitness test to the winger.

The Ecuador international has been given the all-clear to play against Bournemouth in the Premier League clash.

Hammers co-chairman tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that the traffic on the M3 was reasonable and gave a team news update: “Good news, Enner Valencia is traveling (sic) with the squad.”

Valencia has made only eight appearances for Bilic’s team this season due to injury, four of which have been starts.

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Bournemouth’s club-record signing Benik Afobe, who joined on Sunday in a £10million transfer from Wolves, is expected to be part of Eddie Howe’s side.