David Moyes is hoping for a Rice revelation when he finally returns from his injury he suffered on England international duty.
Speaking to reporters on Friday Moyes revealed “He’s on the grass so he’s really getting close, whether he’s quite ready yet I don’t know, but that also means is he the same Declan Rice he was six weeks ago? There are lots of reasons to say that it might be great that he’s back around it but have we got the same Declan Rice? When we get him back we’ll have to find out.”
The 22-year-old has been out of action since the end of March while he pulled up with a knee problem during the England v Poland game.
He carried on playing but a later scan revealed a serious knee injury. He appears to be on the verge of a return but will it come too late for West Ham this season.
His return on Saturday is said to be touch and go and two further games after that to turn West Ham fortunes around.