David Moyes has this afternoon told the press both Lukasz Fabianski AND Darren Randolph are doubts for West Ham United’s game against Leeds on Monday night.
West Ham’s number one ‘keeper Fabianski missed the defeat to Manchester City last week after being trodden on in training the day before the game.
Hammers back-up stopper Randolph came in and was blamed by many for the first goal.
Fabianski was expected to be back for Leeds
The Ireland international also suffered a recurrence of a muscle injury during the match which meant he could no longer take goal kicks.
Fabianski was expected to be fit to face Leeds on Monday evening.
But now, speaking in his press conference ahead of the match, Moyes has revealed the Poland star has not trained since and is a doubt, as is Randolph too.
Although Moyes said both could ‘have a chance’ to play.
“Lukasz Fabianksi hasn’t trained yet but has got a chance to play,” Moyes told whufc.com.
Moyes hopeful but admits doubts over both first choice goalkeepers for big game
“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.”
The news will worry West Ham fans given David Martin is next in line.
While Martin is a cult hero among fans for his heroic performance in a win over Chelsea last season, he has not played for a long time.
West Ham do not look the same side without Fabianski.
The veteran ‘keeper brings an assured presence to the West Ham backline.
We all love Martin but Hammers aren’t the same without their Fab number one
He does all the basics so well. And that is sometimes taken for granted until a lesser goalkeeper, such as Randolph, steps in.
Moyes is renowned for keeping injury news and team selection a closely guarded secret.
So much so, Fabianski’s injury last week took everyone by surprise ahead of kick-off at the Etihad.
Therefore we should be hopeful that at least one of the two will be fit based on Moyes’s comments.