Insider delivers hugely worrying West Ham update ahead of the clash with Norwich at the London Stadium on Wednesday night.

West Ham and Norwich meet to play their rearranged fixture after the original match before Christmas was postponed due to Covid cases in the Canaries camp.

Both sides go into the game off the back of wins in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

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West Ham comfortably beat Leeds 2-0 at home while Norwich were not too far away over in south east London as they needed a late winner to see off Charlton.

Moyes takes on Dean Smith for the second time this season having inflicted a 4-1 defeat on his Aston Villa side shortly before his sacking.

And the Scot knows a win over the Premier League’s bottom club will put West Ham back into the top four.

Conversely Norwich know a win will draw them level on points with 17th place Watford with only goal difference keeping them in the relegation zone.

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So there is a lot at stake on Wednesday night.

West Ham were boosted earlier this week when Moyes suggested Vladimir Coufal would be back for the game while Smith revealed Billy Gilmour was out.

 

But this morning well connected West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh have delivered a hugely worrying update ahead of the Norwich clash.

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Insider delivers hugely worrying West Ham update ahead of Norwich clash

The site states that Moyes will have to leave his team selection right until the last minute after being hit by injury and Covid issues.

“We understand several players are carrying knocks and that covid may still be affecting some as we head into a game which could see us go back into the top four above Arsenal,” Claret and Hugh stated at 10am on Wednesday.

The news is a big blow.

Especially after Moyes revealed his fury at the Premier League’s decision to foist the rearranged game on West Ham at the earliest opportunity.

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The irony leaves a particularly bitter taste given how readily games have been permitted to be postponed by the Premier League for certain clubs of late.

Norwich may be the league’s bottom side. But if West Ham are missing a number of players it could be a real leveller tonight.

And that is surely not fair on West Ham given Moyes had a strong squad available to him for the original fixture.

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