West Ham boss David Moyes hopes to have one of his two first-choice goalkeepers available to face Leeds United on Monday.
Poland international Lukasz Fabianski was forced to miss the game against Manchester City last weekend with an arm injury, while Darren Randolph deputised in his stead.
David Moyes later revealed that Randolph, who had only recently returned to action after suffering with a thigh issue, had felt a reoccurrence of the issue in the second-half at the Etihad, putting his appearance against Leeds in doubt.
Talking ahead Monday’s game at the London Stadium, Moyes explained (via West Ham’s official website) that though neither goalkeeper has yet been passed fit to play, he hopes to have at least one of them back and ready to feature.
Moyes said: “I think we’re pretty much as we were. Lukasz Fabianksi hasn’t trained yet but has got a chance to play.
“Darren Randolph’s got a problem with his hip and is doing some work in the gym. I’m hoping we’ll have one of them fit by Monday night.”
Their loss is our gain
West Ham have excelled under David Moyes this season, so any advantage that we can get over the Hammers must be taken advantage of.
Should both Fabianski and Randolph be ruled out to face the Whites, we absolutely need to make the opportunity count.
Leeds have suffered from inconsistency in the Premier League in recent weeks, losing to Wolves and a struggling Aston Villa in their last three games.
With Chelsea set to come to Elland Road next week, Marcelo Bielsa’s men could do with getting points in the bag against West Ham.
It might still be a tough task for the travelling side, but if the Hammers don’t have their first two goalkeepers, we must create chances to test whoever West Ham put between the sticks.