Angelo Ogbonna will be fit to take his place at the centre of the Irons defence at the weekend after his heroic performance against Spurs.
That was the forecast from the training headquarters today as manager Slaven Bilic studies his other otions following the injury to James Collins during Wednesday evening’s classic at the Boleyn.
The boss is hopeful that Winston Reid will be fit to return although there remains a doubt after he felt a reaction to his hamstring problem just ahead of the league game against Sunderland.
We were told at that time: “In such circumstances it is best not to take any chances and he looks more likely to return after the Everton game but there’s chance he may make it.”
The Hammers have looked at the possibility of bringing Reece Burke back from his loan period at Bradford but believe Reece Oxford (pictured above) -who did well against Spurs – is in front of him and he could retain his place should Reid be unavailable.