West Ham news: Fans urge Bilic to start Nordtveit after Obiang injury

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20th Mar, 2017 | 3:43pm

West Ham fans call on Bilic to replace crocked ace with 2016 signing

By Will Butcher

Slaven Bilic is likely to have a selection dilemma on his hands after West Ham’s Pedro Obiang was ruled out for the rest of the season – and fans want Havard Nordtveit to replace him.

It was revealed on Monday that Spanish midfielder Obiang was set to miss West Ham’s remaining nine league matches after suffering an ankle injury.

That leaves Croatian boss Bilic with a midfield headache on his hands, as he weighs up the potential candidates in his side that can partner captain Mark Noble in the middle of the park.

Edimilson Fernandes, Cheikhou Kouyate and Havard Nordtveit will all be considered to fill the void left by Obiang, ahead of their next match against Hull on April 1.

However, West Ham fans are adamant on Twitter that they want to see summer signing Nordtveit replace Obiang, despite a poor start to life at the London Stadium following his move from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Norway international Nordtveit has featured just twice since the turn of the year, after suffering an ankle injury of his own.

However, the former Arsenal trainee is now fit to return to Bilic’s side and could be handed just his ninth league start in claret and blue against Marco Silva’s Hull.

In other West Ham news, the injury to Obiang could also affect Liverpool and here is why.

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