David Gold tweets possible West Ham bench v Newcastle, one huge boost

The West Ham co-owner has tweeted a predicted substitutes' bench ahead of Monday night's Newcastle United clash.

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has tweeted a predicted bench ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle on Monday night.

There were some intriguing names on the list and one represents a huge boost for West Ham.

Indeed, striker Andy Carroll looks like he will be fit enough to make the substitutes' bench against the Magpies, ending weeks of speculation as to exactly when the 26-year-old will return to the matchday squad.

That said, West Ham fans may be slightly less excited by the fact three of the club's four Deadline Day signings could be on the bench and not starting against Newcastle.

Indeed, Nikica Jelavic, Michail Antonio and Victor Moses appear, based on the tweet at least, that they are either not fit enough or in enough form in training to earn a starting berth for Slaven Bilic's side.

Alex Song, meanwhile, will be out until October, meaning none of the Deadline Day signings would start against Newcastle should Gold's projections prove true.

Nevertheless, Carroll's return to West Ham's first 18 will no doubt be well received by plenty if he does make the bench v the Magpies.

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