Moyes looks set to stage the Ings effect


By Simon Leyland

According to the Daily Mail, David Moyes is set to start Danny Ings for the first time this Saturday as West Ham United host Nottingham Forest in yet another “six pointer”.

A succession of knocks has limited the strikers appearances since his transfer from Aston Villa. They go on to say that West Ham have declared Ings to be fit enough to start the must- win™  Premier League clash.

The increasingly desperate Moyes is keen to add the 30-year-old to his starting line up with the Irons languishing in 18th in the table. Our opponents have had slightly the better season and are sitting in the lofty heights of 13th.

It feels like a Groundhog day, because seemingly for the 100th time this season, our supremo is facing yet another must-win match.

Ings has only featured for 68 minutes since joining Antonio and Gianluca Scamacca at the London Stadium in January. West Ham paid Aston Villa £12m, rising to £15m with add-ons, for the striker. Yet a minor knee injury suffered on his Irons debut has limited his time on the pitch.

But it appears that Moyes is now planning his line-up to face Nottingham Forest on Saturday to include Ings in the West Ham’s starting XI.

Our taciturn Scotsman is desperate to see the striker get amongst the goals with a more prominent role. As of now, only Wolves, Everton (17) and Forest (18) have scored fewer goals than our paltry 19.

He will be sorely needed as Michail Antonio has struggled to lead our attack in recent weeks. The 32-year-old has only fashioned only one shot on target through his last seven Premier League appearances.

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