Jesse Lingard is fit and raring to go ahead of Monday night’s clash between West Ham and Burnley, according to EXWHUemployee.
The Manchester United loanee has been in sensational form since his January move to East London, scoring nine goals in 11 games and earning an England recall in the process.
His last two weeks have been a bit more difficult, however, as last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea was his first game without a goal in six games, while he hobbled off injured in the 3-2 loss at Newcastle United in West Ham’s previous outing.
According to a report by The Sun, Lingard’s participation against Burnley on Monday is in doubt after he went underwent intensive treatment on his aching legs earlier this week.
However writing on his personal Twitter profile, Irons insider EXWHUemployee dismissed these fears.
He said: “It isn’t true. He has been training and at this point is meant to be available (obviously a few more training sessions ahead of the game so anything could happen, but he’s fine for now.”
It isn’t true. He has been training and at this point is meant to be available (obviously a few more training session ahead of game so anything could happen but fine for now) https://t.co/sCq9mSGYwg
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) April 29, 2021
Lingard’s proved himself to be a combative player in his short spell so far, so we were always confident he could battle back from any knock to prove himself fit for Monday’s trip to Turf Moor.
It will come as a huge relief to David Moyes and Irons everywhere after two defeats on the trot.
With five games remaining the race is on for the Champions League and Europa League spots, and we need to get back on the winning trail again as quickly as possible.
With Michail Antonio still absent through injury Lingard has become the main focal point of our attacks and everything good seems to come through him.
Fortunately he seems to be set for the clash with Sean Dyche’s side and that gives us every chance of collecting all three points against a team we beat 1-0 in January.
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