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Moyes ready to use Dinamo Zagreb game players

David Moyes insists that he will have to use a number of the West Ham players who were selected to play against Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League against Burnley.

The Hammers will take on the Clarets this weekend after losing 1-0 in their final European game.

The clash with Dinamo was a dead rubber, with the Hammers having already won the group and secured safe passage into the round of 16.

There were a number of youngsters used, including Harrison Ashby, Emmanuel Longelo, and Sonny Perkins, while Mark Noble, Andriy Yarmolenko, and Alphonse Areola also featured.

The back four was remarkably young, and Moyes has confirmed that the squad’s depth necessitates using some players who featured against Dinamo.

Speaking to reporters ahead of this weekend’s clash with Burnley, he said: “We need to have people involved from last night because of the numbers in the squad. A lot of them will certainly be involved. I think in the main we’re okay.

“Like everybody else, behind the scenes, we have a few knocks and niggles. It has been a pretty bruising  week or two I feel in the Premier League with the number of injuries coming through the Premier League. We are no different to anyone else, we have to deal with what we have got.”

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Moyes also knows that the Hammers face a stern test against Burnley, even with their poor form.

Sean Dyche’s side have not won any of their last four games and are currently marooned in the bottom three.

He added: “I think Burnley are capable of creating a storm, with the way that they play. But I think we will take confidence from the way we played there last year and how we performed. It was a good performance.

“We will go with that in our heads to see if we can play that way again. We are fully understanding of what Burnley are capable of and the problems they can cause you.”

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.