Speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of West Ham’s encounter with Aston Villa on Monday evening, manager David Moyes has swooned over the confirmed ‘great news’ that Hammers supporters will be allowed to return to the London Stadium on December 5.
Indeed, as confirmed by the government, supporters will be permitted to return to the London Stadium for the first time in nine months – with West Ham now about to benefit from a crowd of 2,000 people allowed to attend.
This comes as a huge boost given the current financial climate especially – clubs throughout the nation, including West Ham, are heavily reliant on matchday revenue accumulated through the sales of tickets.
Moyes reacts to ‘great news’
Now, as fans are allowed to return, Moyes and the team have also been handed that extra added benefit of proper support from the stands they have been missing for nearly a year.
“It’s great news for anybody who loves football,” explained the Hammers boss.
“We were really looking forward to getting supporters back into the Stadium. We’d have liked to have had more, but it’s a start. Hopefully the quicker we can get to bigger numbers, the better.”
Transfer Tavern take
Moyes also described it as a ‘really important’ development for lower league clubs as well as his own side, with this timely boost for supporters and the club coming it a crucial period over the hectic festive schedule.
As West Ham gear up for a plethora of live games through December, this could be just what the team need.
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