David Moyes, the manager of West Ham United, has emphasized the significance of Danny Ings in the club’s battle for survival, following his transfer from Aston Villa in January, as relays the BirminghamLive.
This Sunday, Unai Emery’s side is set to visit London Stadium, potentially marking the first encounter between Villa and their former striker since his sale. Ings, who was Villa’s top scorer for the season, has already scored two goals for West Ham in their last home game against Nottingham Forest.
He has started the team’s last two Premier League matches, and with doubts over Michail Antonio’s fitness, he may get the nod to start against Villa. Ahead of the upcoming game, Moyes has highlighted Ings’ importance to the team for the remainder of the season.
He said: “He could be crucial. We’re needing a goalscorer, we’re needing someone who can link us up and keep the ball better and play at different times.
“There will be plenty of games where I need Mick’s (Michail Antonio) sort of robustness and working down the sides of people and round the box, so there will be games where we need that.
“We will have to pick and choose where and when we think it will be right to play them both or play them as individuals.”
Moyes also added: “It’s always a difficult one when you’re returning to your old club or you’re playing against your old club, sometimes it can go big in your favour, sometimes it can’t, it’s just the way it is, you never know how it works out. If anybody would know much about Aston Villa it would be Danny, but obviously they will know plenty about Danny as well so it works both ways.