David Moyes shares fitness update on West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell
David Moyes is hopeful about the fitness of West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell ahead of their clash against Brighton.
The 31-year-old left-back got injured during the Hammers’ 2-1 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Cresswell collided with the goalpost after he made a goal-line clearance to prevent Gabriel Jesus from scoring in the second half. He was taken off after that incident.
“We’ve got a doubt about Aaron Cresswell, but he’s been out today so we’re hopeful that he’s not too bad. We’ll see how he is,” said Moyes, as quoted by Football London.
No need to take a risk
After the game, Moyes revealed that Cresswell found it difficult to move his legs afterwards.
However, it seems he could still play a part on Wednesday, but he faces a late fitness test.
West Ham will be looking to bounce back from back-to-back Premier League defeats, and they are up against Graham Potter’s side who are struggling badly at the moment.
Cresswell has been impressive so far, with Tony Cascarino hailing him as “brilliant”.
He has continually maintained a high standard while his set-piece deliveries have been top-quality this season.
However, if he is not completely fit, Moyes should look to rest him as the Hammers have enough quality in their ranks. Vladimir Coufal had replaced him against City and he could return to the side.
Ben Johnson can play at left-back, while Arthur Masuaku remains another option for Moyes.
Despite the defeat West Ham are fourth in the table, sharing same points with Arsenal, but ahead on goal difference.
In other West Ham news, a report has detailed a new clause in Kretinsky’s investment in the club.