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West Ham star hoping to give David Moyes a massive injury boost for 'tough' Newcastle

West Ham United boss David Moyes could get a welcome injury boost for the trip to Newcastle United this weekend.

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West Ham won yet again on Sunday as they beat Leicester 3-2 to go back up to fourth with seven games to go.

But the victory – which puts West Ham one point off third place – came at a cost.

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West Ham win comes at a cost as injuries pile up

Both Aaron Cresswell and captain Mark Noble picked up injuries in the win over the Foxes.

Cresswell suffered what looked to be a hamstring strain.

And Noble – deputising for the injured Declan Rice – suffered an elbow injury.

With Rice, Michail Antonio, Angelo Ogbonna, Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko also out of action, the West Ham treatment room is starting to fill up at the worst possible time.

But there may be a massive boost for Moyes as Noble revealed in a post match interview he is hoping to be fit for the trip to Newcastle.

“I’m a bit sore,” Noble told whufc.com after the game.

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Noble hoping to give Moyes a major boost ahead of ‘tough’ trip to Newcastle

“I remember making a block tackle on the edge of the box and I felt something, it’s my elbow that’s sore.

“But I’m hoping I’ll be okay for next week.

“Seven to go and we’re taking it one game at a time. Newcastle got a fantastic result today against Burnley, so it won’t be an easy match up there. 

“It just shows you when you’re in the position that we find ourselves in now that, the relentless pursuit of points that you need to pick up. Chelsea and Liverpool won yesterday so we go above them but it’s all about next week.”

Moyes may have Ogbonna back on the bench for the trip to Newcastle too.

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Ogbonna and Lanzini could also return to bolster West Ham options

Lanzini could also return in a further boost.

West Ham need to patch up their walking wounded and try to come away from St James’s Park with a positive result.

Between 66 and 68 points should be enough to secure West Ham’s Champions League dream.

That means another three or four wins and a draw should be enough.

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