There was no mention of Declan Rice as David Moyes delivered an injury update on West Ham United’s internationals and a defensive duo.

West Ham go into what is an early six-pointer against fellow strugglers Wolves with a nearly a fully fit squad.

The Hammers know a win over Wolverhampton Wanderers will lift them above their visitors this weekend and potentially out of the bottom three.

Moyes is under pressure for the first time since his return to West Ham in 2020.

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Some fans are becoming increasingly restless with his tactics and team selection.

The Scot recently claimed that his first signing of the summer, £30m left-sided centre-back Nayef Aguerd, was key to the system he wanted West Ham to play this season.

But the Moroccan has been out ever since a serious ankle injury in only his second appearance during pre-season.

Aguerd’s projected comeback date has been the end of October.

West Ham face a jam-packed month and will need to call on their squad.

Ben Johnson is another who has been on the sidelines with Aguerd of late.

West Ham have had a raft of players away on international duty over the last two weeks including captain Rice.

As reported by Hammers News, there were concerns that Rice may have injured his knee over-stretching in a challenge late on against Germany.

But there was no mention of Rice as Moyes delivered an injury update on West Ham’s internationals and defensive duo Aguerd and Johnson ahead of the crunch clash with Wolves.

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“We’re feeling that most of the players look like they’ve returned from international duty OK,” Moyes said in his press conference (

“We’ve got Aguerd doing a bit on the grass, so he’s back getting back outside a little more. Ben Johnson has had a week-and-a-half of training so he’s getting close to fitness as well.

“I’m hoping they’re all fresh. The boys who didn’t go had a couple of days off and we’ve got work in as well. The boys who did go, hopefully they’ve come back with confidence.”


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