West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has addressed fears over Jesse Lingard ahead of the trip to Newcastle United.
The West Ham treatment room seems to be filling up at the worst possible time.
And Hammers fans feared Lingard could be the latest star to be sidelined after spotting something worrying in the win over Leicester.
Fans spotted something worrying about Lingard during win over Leicester
Lingard was captured by Sky Sports TV cameras coming to the sideline to take tablets during the 3-2 victory over the Foxes.
The loan star hit a brace in the win that lifted West Ham up to fourth place ahead of the trip to Newcastle at the weekend.
David Moyes’s side are in a fantastic position to secure a Champions League spot.
Indeed West Ham can go third with all three points at Newcastle.
But some supporters were seriously concerned Lingard may be carrying an injury after necking the tablets.
Insider ExWHUemployee addresses Lingard fears ahead of Newcastle trip
Speaking on the latest West Ham Way podcast, though, ExWHUemployee moved to allay any fears over Lingard’s availability to face the Magpies.
“A couple of fans picked out that Lingard was given some tablets during the game (against Leicester) and people were wondering what that was for,” ExWHUemployee said on the latest West Ham Way podcast.
“Now my original gut feeling from watching it was that it was painkillers because obviously he’d got cramp before (in the Wolves win) and maybe I thought he was starting to feel it again.
“But what I’m told is that he had a headache, and it was just to do with that. So yea I think it’s nothing to worry about.”
Hammers fans breathe a collective sigh of relief and Moyes could get more good news
The collective sigh of relief from West Ham fans is almost audible.
With Declan Rice and Michail Antonio out for most of what remains of the season, West Ham cannot afford to lose any more key players.
So it is great news there is no issue with Lingard ahead of another crucial game up at St James’s Park.
Throw in the fact Moyes could have as many as four injured players back for Newcastle – read full story here – AND good news over both Aaron Cresswell and Mark Noble and things are looking positive.