“We don’t have an awful lot back in the long term. We’re getting close to having all the short-term injured back. Jose Fonte is back and needs some practice matches and we have a couple of others, Winston Reid one of them, who are close, but others like Pedro and one or two others like Edi Fernandes who are going to be out for longer.”
David Moyes gives an injury update
David Moyes says Michail Antonio and Marko Arnautovic are closer to a return but Winston Reid is suffering from a throat infection.
Moyes told reporters in a pre-match press conference “We’re getting people back and closer to fitness. Michail and Marko have done a bit of training this week. Hopefully we’re getting closer to getting those players back. Winston Reid has had a bit of a throat infection.”
On Pedro Obiang, he added: “Hopefully it won’t be the whole season, but he’s had a repair to his medial ligament. We might get him back before the end, but probably not.”