Kalvin Phillips

Emerson update


Emerson update

David Moyes has given gave an Emerson update confirming the left back remains uncertain for the match against Burnley after being subbed in the game against Freiburg and that may well pave the way for Aaron Creswell to make his fifth Premier League appearance of the season.

Emerson was pulled off in the second half of the Europa Cup challenge after feeling a problem in his groin.

Manager  Moyes gave his Burnley presser soon after arriving from Germany and immediately revealed that Emerson had the issue and added that they would also have to check on Nayef Aguerd whilst again declaring that Maxwell Cornet was also unavailable with a hamstring injury and would not be able to face his previous club on Sunday.

The Irons though have a great chance of making it three wins on the trot in the Premier League which would certainly compensate for a sub standard display against the Bundesliga team.

And speaking to the assembled media at Rush Green the manager said: “There’s no new updates. We will have a check on Emerson as he felt his groin and we will need to check how Nayef Aguerd is. We will be without Maxwel Cornet as well.”

“Our form in the main at home has been ok, so hopefully we can keep it up until the end of the season. It’s important we look to win our home games if we want to try to qualify for Europe again.”

Commenting on Kalvin Phillips’ appearance in Germany he added: “He didn’t necessarily need to be improved, he just needed game time and that takes a bit of time. “Kalvin will continue to improve with the more game time he gets and he is showing that at the moment. Hopefully we can bring him along and get him back to the level where he was in recent seasons.”

He is hopeful they will score goals against Burnley adding: “We look a lot more threatening up front than we did a month ago. “We’ve done a lot of good things, which has been helped by having [Lucas] Paqueta and [Mohammed] Kudus back. “I think in our last 16 Premier League games we are fifth in the form table, so if that is correct, it shows we are doing quite well.”

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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!"

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