David Moyes claims that Mikey Antonio is closing in on a return and may play for the Hammers before the end of the season!
The striker has been out since the clash with Wolves in the Premier League, at the beginning of April.
Antonio has missed the clashes with Leicester, Newcastle, and Chelsea but Moyes says that the 31-year-old could be back prior to the end of the season.
He has scored seven goals this season and before the end of the campaign, the Hammers play Burnley, Everton, Brighton, West Brom and Southampton.
Moyes says Antonio may be back on the pitch prior to the end of the season.
Speaking at his pre-Burnley press conference, per the Irons’ official website, he said: “Michail is working with the physios and he’s been out on the grass, so I wouldn’t rule him out yet, but I don’t want to be ruling him in as well.”
Moyes also claims that their current casualties in the physio room – Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice and Arthur Masuaku – could also be back in the side prior to the final game of the season.
The former Manchester United manager added: “Let’s hope that he’s got a chance, but it’s not just him. We’ve been without Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice, Arthur Masuaku, Craig Dawson was suspended last week to so we’ve had a few out. We’ll try to get them all back if we can, and we’re working hard to get them back.
“Those players have been involved in most of the games for most of the season. In truth we’ve been pretty consistent with our team selection because of not having too many injuries.
“But injuries are happening to all the clubs at the moment and yes they do make a difference because they are important players, but part of any manager’s job is to find another way and see if you can win with other players in the team.”