West Ham United fans desperate to see Haksabanovic start against Wigan

David Moyes manager of West Ham United talks to fourth official Lee Mason before the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on January 20, 2018...

West Ham face Wigan in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

David Moyes manager of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on January 20, 2018 in London, England.

David Moyes will be wary of an FA Cup giant killing on Saturday afternoon as he takes his West Ham United side to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic in the fourth round - and fans are keen to see Sead Haksabanovic start.

The Scottish manager is expected to make changes to his side, with Wigan residing in the third tier of English football.

The Hammers could be without 10 first-team players as their injury crisis deepens. Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, Marko Arnautovic, Jose Fonte, Edimilson Fernandes and Diafra Sakho are all ruled out of Saturday's clash.

Jeff King of Bolton Wanderers tackles Sead Haksabanovic of West Ham United during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at The London Stadium on...

Aaron Cresswell, Andre Ayew, Michail Antonio and Winston Reid could all feature but they are doubts to face the Latics, and that could see Moyes give a chance to a number of Hammers youngsters.

The likes of Reece Burke, Josh Cullen and Reece Oxford are expected to feature after playing in the last round, but summer signing Haksbanovic had to make do with a place on the bench in both ties against Shrewsbury Town.

However, West Ham fans are keen to see the attacking midfielder feature against Wigan, after making just one appearance all season in the 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Bolton Wanderers, clocking up 62 minutes.

One fan urged Moyes to play Haksabanovic "or we riot".

 

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