Byram overcomes ankle injury

ByramSam Byram has overcome an ankle injury to be available today. Despite being pictured on crutches leaving the London Stadium last week.

Slaven Bilic has spoken on this morning to say:

“One player who is getting the balance right more now is Sam Byram, who we are pleased has overcome a knock to his ankle to be available today. Sam rolled his ankle during the first half of the game against Swansea, but he is a strong and brave boy and he played the full 90 minutes, making a vital block in the closing stages to help us keep the clean sheet and win the game.

“Sam started the week working individually, but thankfully the injury was not too serious and he passed a fitness test and returned to full training on Thursday. He had to be patient and wait for his chance this season and he really wants to make his mark on the first team and the Premier League badly.”

“As a manager, you ideally want to build your team around the young players and he is getting better and better with every game. Sam is doing much better in the last few games.”

“With Sam, Arthur Masuaku, Edimilson Fernandes, Jonathan Calleri, Ashley Fletcher and young Declan Rice, who we have brought with us to Sunderland, we have some talented young players who will only improve.”

“We also have Mark Noble with us today and it shows his character and passion for the Club and for his teammates that he was travelled when he is suspended to lend his experience and support to the cause.”



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter