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Moyes makes four changes

ForestDanny Ings starts as one of four changes for our Premier League fixture with Nottingham Forest .

The winter signing  joins Saïd Benrahma, Lucas Paquetá, and Ben Johnson as the other changes in the team defeated by Spurs.

Benrahma and Paquetá make consecutive home starts, while Johnson, comes in for the first time since the 2-0 win over AFC Bournemouth in October.

As a result, Michail Antonio, Thilo Kehrer, Emerson and Flynn Downes are the four players to make way, .

Searching for a three-game unbeaten run on home soil, a shift in formation sees Johnson, Angelo Ogbonna, Nayef Aguerd and Vladimír Coufal line up in front of Łukasz Fabiański. Ogbonna makes his 220th appeerance in Claret & Blue.

There is a milestone for skipper Declan Rice, too, in the Hammers third home fixture in 2023. He will make his 225th senior appearance for West Ham United, six years after his first-team debut came in a 2-1 win over Burnley in 2016/17.

The England midfielder will be partnered by Tomáš Souček and the recalled Paquetá. The Brazil midfielder seeks his third goal in Claret and Blue, while the Czech is set for his 135th appearance at West Ham United.

An attacking line-up in front of the home support sees Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen on either side of Ings.

West Ham United: Fabiański, Coufal, Ogbonna, Aguerd, Johnson, Rice ©, Paquetá, Souček, Bowen, Benrahma, Ings
Subs: Areola (GK), Cresswell, Scamacca, Fornals, Antonio, Lanzini, Downes, Kehrer, Emerson

Nottingham Forest: Navas, Williams, Worrall ©, Felipe, Lodi, Freuler, Shelvey, Colback, Gibbs-White, Johnson, Wood
Subs: Hennessey (GK), Mangala, Danilo, Scarpa, Toffolo, Lingard, Ayew, Dennis, Surridge

Referee: Jarred Gillett


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