David Moyes is hoping that Danny Ings can play a key role as West Ham face three big matches ahead of the international break.

Our Hammers are back in European competition this week as we kick off our last round of 16 tie in the Europa Conference League away to AEK Larnaca tomorrow night.

The return leg at London Stadium is the following week, which in between we play our final Premier League match before the break against Aston Villa at London Stadium- a game that is crucial with pressure significantly mounting.

There are once again significant doubts regarding Moyes’ long term future in East London, following a dire showing at the weekend, with West Ham thrashed 4-0 by Brighton – one of the poorest display by the club in recent memory.

The Hammers manager is fully aware of the importance the next fortnight is for himself and the club, and is hoping January signing Danny Ings will play as a vital cog as West Ham looking to draw a line under a disappointing weekend.

“We’ve got two big European nights where he’s available to play for us,” said Moyes as reported by Football London. “Which is really important for us as well. Then, we have a break.”

Ings suffered a knee injury almost immediately after playing for the club, in typical West Ham fashion, however Moyes is confident that despite only returning recently, he is expecting the former Aston Villa striker to be available for all our next four fixtures.

“I hope Danny is ready to play in them all,” added the Scot. “It might be that he doesn’t play every minute but we’re hoping that he’s fit and available for all of them.”