David Gold confirms Carl Jenkinson is fit for West Ham's League Cup clash

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The West Ham United joint chairman has quashed fears regarding the fitness of the full-back.

West Ham United joint chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter to confirm that Carl Jenkinson is fit and available for the Capital One Cup clash against Leicester City this evening.

The right-back – currently on loan from Arsenal – left the field five minutes from time in the recent 2-1 victory against Manchester City, and there were doubts as to whether he would be fit for the upcoming game against the Foxes.

However, when asked by a fan on Twitter Gold confirmed that Jenkinson would indeed be available as the Hammers look to build on their outstanding recent form.

“Yes, Carl Jenkinson is fit for selection,” the West Ham supremo confirmed.

West Ham have won all their away matches so far this season, defeating Arsenal 2-0, Liverpool 3-0 and City 2-1 and now they have the chance to take their good form on the road into the cup competitions.

That said, Leicester City have enjoyed a fine start to their own campaign and currently find themselves fourth in the Premier League table, level on points with tonight’s opponents.

This match is likely to be well worth keeping an eye on, with cup success not beyond the realms of possibility for either side given their upturn in form.

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