Moyes seeks Hernandez revival

12 January 2018 11:17:24 EST

Striker Javier Hernandez has been challenged by manager David Moyes to try and fight his way back into the starting line-up at West Ham.

The 29-year-old Mexico international was one of the Hammers’ major signings in the summer, but has managed to find the net just four times since his £16million arrival from Bayer Leverkusen.

Chicharito is a really good player. His finishing ability is as good as there is.

David Moyes

However, Moyes does not want to see the former Manchester United forward move on this month, while admitting that he cannot drop either Marko Arnautovic or Michail Antonio from his first-choice XI as things stand.

Moyes commented ahead of a trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday: "What I will say is we have got four or five strikers and the competition is tough for all of them.

"You would have to say the form of Arnautovic and Antonio at the start (of my reign) has made it difficult.

"When I joined, nine or ten weeks ago, Javier was injured, so we had to go with Marko and Michail up front in different games. They have both done really well.

"Chicharito is a really good player. His finishing ability is as good as there is and he thrives on balls in the box. Maybe in a lot of games we have not been able to give him that service.

"(But) you would be hard pushed to say he would necessarily be playing ahead of the two other players I mentioned at the moment."

West Ham, currently two points clear of the drop zone, are 12121/1 to be relegated this season, with Crystal Palace priced at 1000/1 and Bournemouth 500/1.

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