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ExWHUemployee doubles down on Declan Rice in West Ham update while David Moyes remains tight-lipped ahead of crunch Brighton game

Reliable West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has double down on his claim that Declan Rice should play against Brighton.

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West Ham face a must-win game at the Amex on Saturday night if they want to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

The Hammers will be facing a depleted Brighton who have little to play for having secured survival by virtue of Fulham being relegated at the weekend.

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Insider made early Rice call

Earlier this week ExWHUemployee delivered some brilliant news over Rice’s fitness on The West Ham Way podcast (May 9th).

Ex claimed Rice should start for West Ham against the Seagulls after missing the last six weeks through injury.

“I can tell you that Rice will be back for the Brighton game,” Ex told TWHW podcast (May 9th).

“I think he’ll come straight into the starting XI… he should be back for the Brighton game. (Mark) Noble will be available for the Brighton game as well.”

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Ex doubles down on Rice claim as Moyes remains coy

And while David Moyes remained tight-lipped on Rice in his pre-match press conference, Ex took to Twitter earlier to double down on his earlier claim.

“He should play against Brighton,” Ex said on Twitter when asked for a Rice update on Friday morning.

If that is the case then West Ham should also have Aaron Cresswell and Angelo Ogbonna back in the side too.

That’s after Moyes told his pre-match press conference that Rice’s chances were the same as Cresswell and Ogbonna.

“Some of them are doing well, some of them aren’t doing so well, but I’m hoping to get some of them back for the game,” Moyes told the press ahead of the game (whufc.com).

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Massive boost for West Ham who should also have Cresswell and Ogbonna fit too

“I’d rate Dec’s chances the same as Cresswell, Ogbonna and the rest of them. I wouldn’t want to give anything away.”

Well it seems the cat is already out of the bag with regards Rice.

It will be a major boost to West Ham’s hopes.

The Hammers must win at Brighton and hope former manager Sam Allardyce can do them a favour against Liverpool on Sunday.

Then it will be all eyes on the result of Chelsea vs Leicester as to which of them West Ham could catch on the last game providing Moyes’s boys then do the business against West Brom on Wednesday night.

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