In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Marlon Harewood, who spent four years as a West Ham player, believes David Moyes has enough quality and squad depth to qualify for the Champions League, despite their current injury crisis.
In the last three weeks, Moyes has seen Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell all head to the treatment room having picked up injuries at the business end of the season.
West Ham beat Leicester City 3-2 last week despite Cresswell and Noble going off injured, and Moyes will be looking to keep up their Champions League push this weekend when they face Newcastle United, who are unbeaten in their last two games.
Speaking on why he’s confident Moyes has enough to get the job done and how there are plenty of options for the Scot to turn to during this crisis, Harewood told FFC:
“Moyes thinks he’s got enough in the squad to compete and to try and stay in the top four and if someone else gets injured I’m sure he will be able to throw someone else in.
“We’ve got some young lads that are coming through that could do a job, but Moyes thinks he’s got enough in his squad.”
Moyes’ first injury blow came off the back of the international break as Rice returned to West Ham with an injury that is likely to keep him out of action for at least a month.
West Ham have seven games left this season and only two of them are against sides in the top half of the Premier League, with their hardest game set to come next week against Chelsea.