David Moyes is aiming to elevate West Ham United into the top four this weekend but will face a near fully fit Brentford after an injury boost.
West Ham welcome Premier League new boys Brentford to the London Stadium on Sunday with both sides riding the crest of a wave.
The Hammers have recorded three memorable wins in the last week.
Moyes’s boys beat Man United at Old Trafford in the cup, Leeds away in the league and then Rapid Wien 2-0 to top their Europa League group on Thursday night.
Victory over Thomas Frank’s side could see West Ham climb as high as second depending on results elsewhere.
But with Moyes stating his belief West Ham can compete for a top four spot again, the Scot will be aiming to get in and around it heading into the October international break.
West Ham will have to be at their best after Frank confirmed that he has received a massive injury boost for the London derby.
Star defender Ethan Pinnock gave Brentford a scare when he was forced off in the 3-3 draw with Liverpool last time out.
The Jamaican international teammate of Hammers striker Michail Antonio looked set to miss the West Ham game along with long-term absentees Josh Dasilva and Mads Sorensen.
But Pinnock has been passed fit, meaning Antonio faces a stern test against his compatriot.
“He (Pinnock) is fine for Sunday,” Frank said in his pre West Ham press conference.
“Everybody else is available for selection.”
But Brentford themselves face the daunting prospect of a fully fit West Ham side too.
Moyes will likely be without Ryan Fredericks for the match as he nears a return.
But first choice right-back Vladimir Coufal – who missed Thursday’s Europa League game – should return.
West Ham enjoyed a comfortable 1-0 win over Brentford in pre-season.
Moyes will be hoping for more of the same but knows the visitors have made a flying start to life in the top flight.
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