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Hammer faces London Stadium late fitness test

David Moyes has warned that Vladimir Coufal is still struggling with fitness and is a small doubt for tonight’s Europa League game against Rapid Vienna.

He has also ruled Ryan Fredericks completely who was seen training alone with a fitness coach in open training yesterday.

With two games in the next four days, the manager looks likely to call on the services of 21-year-old Ben Johnson if Coufal fails a late fitness test,

Coufal suffered a groin injury after a nasty clash with Nemanja Matic, last week Moyes confirmed in his Leeds pre-match press conference that he was having treatment and has struggled to train since the league cup game.

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He managed to play against Leeds but has struggled to train every day again this week the manager revealed.

Ben Johnson’s main position is a right-back even though he is often played out of position, Craig Dawson is another option for the manager as a right-sided centre back. Moyes has a number of options with no other injury concerns outside of the two right-backs.

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