West Ham team news and predicted XI vs Nottingham Forest

West Ham and David Moyes enter last chance saloon as they play host to Nottingham Forest this Saturday in a must-win game for the Irons, and one in which defeat could see Moyes relieved of his duties.

The Irons currently sit in the relegation zone, one point off safety but face tough trips to Brighton and Manchester City in the coming weeks, meaning that this game has taken on six-pointer significance.

With undoubted quality in the squad, a win could lift them as high as 15th and inject some much needed confidence into the West Ham side, but they face a Forest side who gamely fought for a draw against reigning Champions Manchester City and have lost just one in their last five games, a set of results that has seen them move well clear of the relegation zone.

Here’s how we expect Moyes to set his side up for the clash, and the latest team news from the London Stadium.

Predicted XI

Team News

Samba star Lucas Paqueta could be back in the matchday squad as he recovers from a shoulder injury picked up against Chelsea a fortnight ago, while Kurt Zouma could also return after a thigh injury, having returned to training with the rest of his teammates.

However, the game is set to come too soon for Maxwel Cornet, who is still recovering from a heel injury and is not expected back for at least another week.

Gianluca Scamacca should be available from the start if required, however, with the Italian striker having been an unsued substitute last weekend, and could prove the answer to West Ham’s goalscoring woes.

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Ben Browning

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