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‘A good chance’ – David Moyes hopeful on major injury boost before Brentford clash

David Moyes has revealed Gianluca Scamacca has “a good chance” of being fit for West Ham United’s next Premier League clash against Brentford, writes the WestHamZone.

The Italian striker rolled his ankle in the Hammers’ last mid-season friendly against Fulham and missed West Ham’s 3-1 Boxing Day defeat against Arsenal.

However, the Scot has since provided a positive update on the 23-year-old’s fitness ahead of the match at the London Stadium.

“Scamacca rolled his ankle so with a bit of luck he has a good chance for Friday,” said Moyes (Football London, 28 December).

“Nayef [Aguerd] had a virus when he was [at the World Cup] and he’s returned a few kilos down, so we have a wee bit of work to do with him to try and get him back.”

The West Ham manager needs all the help he can get at the moment, and having Scamacca back in contention will be important for the clash against Brentford. It had been suggested by injury expert Bin Dinnery (Premier injuries website) that the Hammers could’ve been without four players for the fixture against the Bees.

However, Moyes’ latest update means the Irons now head into the fixture in a far better place than they did for the game at The Emirates. All the matches have been must-win recently for the Scot, but the fixture against Thomas Frank’s side does seem to have a different feeling about it.

West Ham weren’t expected to win against Arsenal, however, against Brentford, there’s a clear expectation for this group of players to finally deliver a consistent and impressive performance. Failure to do so will leave Moyes facing up to a barrage of criticism and potentially being dismissed from his position at the London Stadium.