Antonio doubt for Brentford game

Mickey Antonio once again has a question mark over his name for the match against Brentford on Sunday as the Hammers go looking to clinch three points which would all but certainly ensure their survival.

That looks pretty well certain but a point or three would be very handy indeed as the squad looks to calm any lingering nerves throughout the club and among the fans.

Mickey was replaced by Danny Ings well into the second half against AZ Alkmaar and he left the field looking leg weary and limping.

At 32 years of age it becomes increasingly difficult for the No 9 to play two games a week, especially in such a short space of time.

And a  key source within the camp discussing his departure from the action made the position clear declaring: “This is now the situation with Mick towards the end games. It’s normal for him to be heavy limbed. It’s just a case of whether the manager will rest him rests tired players or not as Thursday is a huge game.”

 

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