West Ham: Striker injury worry

It has been another frustrating campaign for the former Liverpool striker who was out of the side with a knee injury at the start of the campaign and has been frustrated by a groin problem in the second half of the season.

He missed the last two games with the injury and has completed just 12 games for the Hammers this season; the fact he has a great scoring record in those matches of seven makes it doubly frustrating for the boss.

Bilic said: “I don’t like to moan but I would be very disappointed if he is not involved in our next game.

“You don’t have to play 90 minutes but if he is on the bench it gives you a lift because we are lacking that power at the moment. We will talk about [his injury record] after the season.

“It is not his way of life or that he is not professional. As far as I know he is very settled, he is very up for training.

“It looked at one stage of the season that he was okay. It was no coincidence that in that period we won six of nine. And then suddenly you are without him.”

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