Assistant manager Osian Roberts on Vieira and West Ham

Alex Howell, BBC Sport

Osian Roberts took this pre-match press conference as Patrick Vieira still cannot be on the training ground since testing positive for Covid.

  • Roberts said West Ham “had a great run. They’re one of the best teams in the league. It’s very difficult to play against them. They have all the attributes you need to be successful in the league.” ” He also praised Hammers boss David Moyes, saying he was “one of the best managers. We have great respect for them as a team and as a club, and we know it will be a success. difficult encounter “.

  • On the win over Norwich: “We started well, we scored that first goal and it was important for us to build on that because that doesn’t always happen and it doesn’t come automatically. Overall. , we were really happy, especially with the challenges we faced at that time. We want to build on that because it’s really important to take points and keep moving on an upward trajectory. “

  • Roberts also hinted that Vieira could be back on the sidelines, saying there was a “possibility” that he would return.

  • On injuries, Conor Gallagher is being checked day to day after testing positive for Covid, Joachim Andersen is in good shape after being substituted against Norwich but it is too early for James McArthur to return.

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