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Hammers get boost as City await

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Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko could have a chance of making the squad for next week’s rearranged fixture at Manchester City.

And should they do so it’s possible that the Brazilian could get minutes against City and Liverpool – perhaps regardless of scorelines – as the manager targets a start for him against Southampton – now a nailed-on must win game.

To score our first double of the season over Saints would be a fine performance and with two new players in the team with points to prove it’s a game very much on the manager’s mind.

The remote chance of picking up a point or three at Man City and Anfield can never be excluded from our thinking – however unlikely as it may appear -but Saints is the clash we are targeting in a big way.

Anderson is now fully recovered from his back injury and could be a key figure over the rest of the season so presumably the boss will want to get minutes into him.

A source confirmed to CandH on the ‘phone: “There’s a real chance of Felipe being in the squad and getting minutes at City and Liverpool. Yarmolenko too could be included.”

At this stage, however, the Ukranian  will probably only feature as a squad player rather than a potential sub with Antonio in sparkling form and new signing Jarrod Bowen playing in his right sided role.

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

8 comments on “Hammers get boost as City await

  1. I have been a West Ham supporter for 75 yrs and cannot believe how bad things have gone.
    I look at the website and all I see is a lot of chat of what the players are going to do,and never do.I sincerely hope they get there act together and avoid relegation.

    • Yeah you’re john,a lot b/s from the players about how they are going to turn it around but when they step on the pitch it doesn’t happen.

  2. Definitely a case of ‘Action speaks louder than words’, ‘Words have little or No substance’

  3. I don’t see how this is a boost whatsoever.Neither one of these players have performed all season.If it weren’t for us having 2 other hard working average players,they would have been sitting on the bench anyways, injured or not.

  4. Hugh, is that allowed? Being an optimist and supporting West Ham?

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