web analytics

Declan illness update

Declan Rice looks ready to take his place in the Hammers starting line-up against Wolves at Molineux on Saturday afternoon .

The Hammers captain was forced to withdraw from international duty with a virus after playing through the magnificent win against Liverpool at the London Stadium.

And it later emerged that the 22 year old had been struggling with the problem for a little while and both Gareth Southgate and the club clearly agreed a rest would be a good idea.

Given the ease with which England won their World Cup qualification games against the minnows of Albania and San Marino – scoring 15 goals along the way – he obviously wasn’t missed and the break will have done him  good.

If anybody deserved a rest Declan was the man and we have learned from the club that he is fully recovered from the virus.

Start supporting Claret and Hugh today Claret & Hugh’s team of creators work with passion and pride to bring you the quality of content that keeps you coming back for more. Support for our creators, however big or small, will help us keep your Hammers content fresh, frequent and loyal to the club. £5 per month £10 per month £20 per month £50 per year

Unless David Moyes makes a highly unlikely decision to give him a further rest he will be leading the team against the eighth placed midlanders


Click Here for Comments >

About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon