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Moyes offer more team news for Larnaca clash

By Hughie Southon

David Moyes is giving some unusual revelations about his plans for tonight’s game against Larnaca at the London Stadium this evening.

Having said that he is set to throw Gianluca Scamacca into action he has now revealed the hopes is to give Maxi Cornet some time with the team leading 2-0 from the first leg in Cyprus.

We are big favourites to complete the job in front of a crowd of close to 40,000 and Cornet demonstrated that he has something to offer in a couple of sub appearances over recent games.

With a second successive European quarter-final up for grabs, Moyes is determined to grasp the opportunity and use it as a springboard for their Premier League campaign, too.

Cornet is of course unlikely to start given the length of time he has been receiving treatment for an injury from which he is now fully recovered.

Discussing the match tonight he said: “We’ll try to give him (Cornet) minutes on Thursday night too.

If anyone is out for five months they’d need a good pre-season, friendly games etcetera, but we know we’re in a situation where we have to act quite quick and he’s shown a couple of bits.

He made a great pass for Lucas Paquetá in Cyprus, so I think his attributes are that he has the ability to get around the goals, so let’s hope we can get him to do that.

He added that he thought Sunday was Jarrod Bowen’s best game  for a long time saying: “He attacked people, took them on the inside and outside, got to the byline and he did an awful lot of good things.

I told him I thought it was the best game he’s had for a long, long time. He’s been a little bit behind, but it’s not unexpected, he’s had a couple of years in the Premier League, pushed on, had a bit of a dip bit I’m hoping he’s on his way back to some real form.

He’s also important to us as a goal scorer, because we see him as a wide player who creates, but also as an inside forward who can nick you a few goals as well. His goals for us have been crucial for us over the past couple of years, and we’ve missed them to be honest.


About Hugh5outhon1895

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

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