David Moyes has ruled out key West Ham United player for the Luton Town clash through injury.
The Hammers have made an incredible start to our 2023/24 Premier League campaign, having taken seven points from our opening three games.
A win tomorrow night would take us back to the top of the table – how amazing is it that we’re even saying that!
However, Luton away will be a very tricky game for us, and one key player won’t be part of the squad.
David Moyes rules out key West Ham player for Luton clash through injury
The Scot addressed the media this afternoon ahead of our Premier League clash with the Hatters tomorrow evening.
And Moyes confirmed that Tomas Soucek will not play, due to Premier League concussion protocols, as quoted via WHUFC.com:
“Tomas Soucek is not available from last week. We’re covering the protocols from the Premier League regarding his concussion last week.”
The 28-year-old is a key player for David Moyes, and despite his lack of ability on the ball he is vital for us aerially and defensively.
Having him unavailable for the trip to Kenilworth Road is obviously a blow for West Ham, but it may mean that we see a central midfield three of Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse and Lucas Paqueta start together for the first time, rather than with the Brazilian shunted out in the left wing.
Beating Luton certainly won’t be easy and Soucek’s absence is far from ideal, but I still fancy the Hammers to pick up three points tomorrow night.