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Haller facing fitness test

Haler could be on the bench

Seb Haller is facing a fitness test for the match against Burnley tomorrow evening at the London Stadium.

The striker was training yesterday and there are hopes that he will be able to take a place on the bench for a game which could see the Hammers all but clear away any relegation fears.

It’s hugely unlikely – should he be fit enough – that the manager would play him ahead of Michail Antonio in a side which has looked in very good form over the last two games.

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The Hammers expect to be unchanged anyway as they meet a Burnley side who have collected five points from their four games following the resumption of the Premier League.

They were able to welcome Jay Rodriguez back into the starting line-up against Sheffield United but lost Ben Mee (thigh strain) and Jack Cork (ankle) to what are reported to be potentially season-ending injuries.

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4 comments on “Haller facing fitness test

  1. If the current tactics are to be retained for next season, ie, 4-2-3-1, I can’t see where Haller fits in, can you Hugh?

    Antonio has shown he’s very adept at playing the lone striker role recently, something Haller has shown this season he isn’t very good at

    • I’d sell haller Saul. I thinl there’s better than him around much cheaper but our scouting system needs improving for sure

      • I think we are stuck with him regardless of whether we want him, we would have to take such a hit on the transfer money and I don’t think a club like ours can do that especially not in the current climate. Can’t see anyone out there willing to give us a minimum of 35 million for him. Personally I think he can come good, if he ups his work rate and we can actually get some midfielders running beyond him i think he can do well. As well has Antonio has been doing he is not a striker, his finishing is not good enough to play up there on a permanent basis.

  2. He may be fit for Newcastle but now maybe not for Burnley..that kind of thing really whinds me up ..Antonio will get injured in a min with the way he plays and not having a break …

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