West Ham ‘can’t wait’ to get stuck into Premier League action again as they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to the London Stadium on Saturday.
The Hammers resume what has been a difficult campaign hovering above the relegation zone via the medium of goal difference.
Irons boss David Moyes has revealed how his players are champing at the bit to ensure West Ham secure top flight status for another season.
Wolves meanwhile are looking up rather than over their shoulder, just 5 points off the top 4 and 2 points off Manchester United in 5th.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have added incentive knowing that 5th spot could potentially harbour Champions League football next season.
The 3-month break in the campaign due to coronavirus has ensured that both managers have healthy squads, with Angelo Ogbonna the only real concern for West Ham in recent days.
Jack Wilshere, Ryan Fredricks and Andriy Yarmolenko were all sidelined when the campaign was halted in March, but have since recovered and are pushing for inclusion.
Tomas Soucek is expected to feature in the middle of the park after the Czech international extended his loan stay from Slavia Prague.
Wolves have a clean bill of health, a real boost for Nuno Espirito Santo with his side still in Europa League competition.
Wing-back Jonny was the only concern for Wanderers during lockdown, but the Spaniard has since recovered from an ankle strain.
Compatriot Adama Traore was enjoying a fruitful season for Wolves before a dislocated shoulder put the brakes on his involvement – the pacy winger using the time away from the game to get back to full health.
This clash represents two sides with ambitions at either end of the table, with 3 points on Saturday going a long way to help their respective causes.
Before kick off at the London Stadium, the Hammers will pay tribute to Dame Vera Lynn – the wartime singer was a lifelong West Ham fan, and sadly passed away earlier this week aged 103.
West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League is a 5.30pm kick off on Saturday, June 20.