Injury problems add up for David Moyes ahead of Newcastle United game

Injury problems are stacking up for David Moyes ahead of West Ham United’s visit to St James’s Park.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 9:57 am

Moyes, already without Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice and Michail Antonio, lost Aaron Cresswell and Mark Noble in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Leicester City.

“My biggest concern would be we really can’t afford to lose too many more players through injury, because it will affect our performances as we go along,” said Moyes, whose side is fourth in the Premier League – and pushing for Champions League qualification.

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Mark Noble receives treatment during the Premier League football match between West Ham United and Leicester City at The London Stadium.

Noble – who suffered an elbow injury against Leicester – could return against Newcastle along with Ogbonna, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury. The influential Rice, meanwhile, is facing several more weeks on the sidelines with the knee injury he suffered playing for England last month.