Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Moyes Waits on Collins' Fitness Test

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Moyes Waits on Collins' Fitness Test

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WEST HAM manager David Moyes will give a late fitness test to James Collins before naming his team to play Burnley, writes Ken Dyer.

The experienced centre-half missed the 4-1 defeat at Swansea last weekend with a tight hamstring and has since been having intensive treatment.

Collins was due to resume training today, after which a decision was being made on his fitness for tomorrow's match at the London Stadium.

Italy defender Angelo Ogbonna, who was also missing at Swansea due to illness, is back in the squad, but Winston Reid is out for the last nine games of the season while he recovers from a knee operation.

Moyes is likely to start with Michail Antonio tomorrow, after the versatile player came off the bench in the past two matches to score, which could mean Javier Hernandez is left out.

Moyes must decide whether to persist with a back three, with Declan Rice keeping his place, or revert to a back four.

Rice has been picked for the Republic of Ireland squad for their friendly against Turkey in Antalya. …

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