Some West Ham United fans have called on the club to sign a new number one goalkeeper after an update on Lukasz Fabianski’s injury.

West Ham fans were worried the club were rushing their star player back when Fabianski returned after three months out over Christmas.

And supporters thought those fears had been realised when the goalkeeper broke down 13 minutes into the defeat at Sheffield United last time out.

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Good news after Fabianski scan

But there was some good news for a change after an anxious wait the result of a scan on Monday.

West Ham announced Fabianski had only suffered inflammation of scar tissue from his previous injury (whufc.com).

As a result the Poland star will only be out for two weeks.

The Hammers have been linked with a host of goalkeepers this transfer window.

Darren Randolph was expected to return from Middlesbrough. But concerns over an existing injury have delayed and may even scupper that move (The Daily Mail).

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Randolph and Etheridge linked

Neil Etheridge is the next on West Ham’s list (Football Insider) but the Hammers face competition.

Fabianski’s injury scare has seen fans react in their numbers.

And some have suggested the club simply has to sign a new number one goalkeeper.

Their reasoning is multi-faceted.

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Some West Ham fans call for club to sign new number one

Fans feel it will give Fabianski as much time as possible to recover without being rushed back.

That having a new top class ‘keeper would also mean the club does not have to rely on the hapless Roberto while David Martin can remain as third choice back-up.

That Fabianski would be pushed harder for his place and competition is healthy in football. And that at 34-years-old, West Ham need someone ready to take over when the time comes.

Here are a selection of reactions from West Ham fans to the Fabianski update:

 

‘You’re not factoring in the West Ham curse’

‘Wow how convenient’

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