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Moyes believes Antonio has yet to show plenty more

Mon 18 January 2021 | 18:06

West Ham manager Moyes believes Michail Antonio is not even fully showing all potentials when the striker is getting ready to shoot down Sam Allardyce.

Michail Antonio

met the back of the net for the first time after his return from injury in West Ham's 1-0 victory over


on Saturday and will also take the lead in the battle against

West Brom

, reuniting with

Sam Allardyce

as his third match in eight days. Notwithstanding the issues he recently dealt with regarding his fitness, Antonio is West Ham’s most valuable forward.

West Ham boss

David Moyes

is eyeing another striker to let some burden off the 30-year-old’s shoulder.

But he admitted: “

It is really difficult for us at the moment. Although I think if anything Mick has been managing himself in the games well.

“I don’t think he is at full tilt at the moment, I think he is doing well, but I know there are another couple of gears for him to go into.

“I think he is protecting himself slightly at the minute, but he is an important part of the team for us, as you saw with his goal on Saturday.

“He got us the result, so we have got to be careful with him, but we also want to win games and we want to keep moving forward, so we will try and get Micky ready for the game.”

Although January is a risky month for business, Moyes signed some great players like Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen last year.

He added:

“I think it helped us greatly last year. I am not sure we would have been a Premier League club if we hadn’t done business last January.

“But it has never been a great window – nobody has got much time and you are not sure of players’ availability.

“But if we can find somebody who we think can add to the squad and help us get better then we are going to try and do that.

“We have had one or two offers for players either rejected or not available or the clubs want too much money in our eyes, so it is not as if we are not trying.

“If we don’t get anybody in then that’s the way it is going to be, but it is a transfer window and we are out there trying.”

source: SportMob