David Moyes looking to sign right-winger for West Ham United after Michail Antonio injury blow

Michail Antonio of West Ham United (30) beats Antonio Valencia of Manchester United to score their second and equalising goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between...

West Ham United are going to have to deal without Michail Antonio for a significant period of time.

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on May...

David Moyes has suggested to the London Evening Standard that West Ham United could be forced into making a signing due to Michail Antonio’s injury.

Antonio has picked up a groin injury, and the West Ham wide man could be kept out for longer than first anticipated.

Antonio’s absence will be a blow to the Hammers, but Moyes is keen to reduce the impact his injury could have.

The Scottish boss now suggests that West Ham are in the market to sign a right-sided player in the coming weeks, as he looks to do business.

“Michail Antonio has not fully recovered from a groin problem. Our medical people believe it could clear up in a couple of weeks but if not it could be more serious,” Moyes said.

Alfie Mawson of Swansea City (L) and Federico Fernandez of Swansea City (R) attempts to stop Michail Antonio of West Ham United (C) during the Premier League match between West Ham United...

“We’re not sure yet but if it is the latter - and that would be a real shame - we will need to go out to try to make a suitable signing this month because we will need someone who plays down that righthand side.”

West Ham are thought to have money to spend this month, but they are yet to complete a signing.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland looks dejected prior to kick off during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Sunderland at Vitality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in...

The Hammers have been linked with a whole host of players, but getting deals over the line has proven problematic during the early part of the transfer window.

Moyes wants to add quality to his squad, as he fights to keep West Ham in the Premier League.

The Hammers are currently in 15th place in the top flight table, and sit just two points above the drop zone.

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