West Ham United West Ham team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Huddersfield Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 16:12 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images West Ham United Premier League Huddersfield Town v West Ham United Huddersfield Town The Hammers can move level on points with 10th-placed Watford if they defeat the Terriers and other results go their way this weekend West Ham face Huddersfield Town this weekend knowing that a victory could take them level on points with 10th-placed Watford.Seemingly in disrepair when David Moyes took over following the sacking of Slaven Bilic, the Hammers have put together an impressive run of form, despite their mediocre 0-0 FA Cup draw with Shrewsbury Town last time out.Prior to that encounter, the Hammers drew 1-1 with bitter rivals Tottenham at Wembley, and will hope for a repeat performance this time out against David Wagner’s sprightly Terriers. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player WEST HAM INJURIES Winston Reid is a major doubt for the encounter after sustaining a groin injury in the 0-0 draw with Shrewsbury at the weekend, but Marko Arnautovic is set to play after overcoming a tight hamstring.Michail Antonio, too, could play a cameo role following a groin problem of his own. Aaron Cresswell, however, remains a doubt owing to a back problem.Diafra Sakho, James Collins, Sam Byram and Jose Fonte are all set to miss out.WEST HAM SUSPENSIONS West Ham have no suspended players.WEST HAM STARTING LINE-UP Moyes picked a strong team for his side’s encounter with Shrewsbury, and was given little in return as the Hammers huffed and puffed and were perhaps outplayed by their lower-league opposition.Adrian is likely to return in goal, despite Joe Hart captaining the side and keeping a clean sheet against his former employers, while Mark Noble should play in midfield after being rested at the weekend.Manuel Lanzini, too, will return to the fold, though Winston Reid’s injury may force Moyes into a return to a 4-4-2 formation, with potential replacement James Collins also crocked.Below is a possible XI for the Hammers.HUDDERSFIELD TEAM NEWS Collin Quaner is set to miss out with a hamstring injury, while defender Martin Cranie is a doubt with an ankle problem.Chris Lowe has a foot injury and is doubtful, while Elias Kachunga and Jon Gorenc Stankovic are long-term absentees.TV CHANNEL & KICK OFF TIME The match takes place at 15:00 GMT (10:00 ET) on Saturday and will not be shown live in the UK. Highlights can be caught on BBC’s Match of the Day at 22:30 GMT.In the United States (US), Premier League matches can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Huddersfield have won 10 of their last 12 home league games against West Ham (W10 D1 L1), though this is the first such meeting since a 1-0 win in November 1971. West Ham won the reverse fixture 2-0 back in September – they’ve never won both league games against Huddersfield in any of the previous 15 seasons they’ve met. Excluding own goals, just six different players have scored a Premier League goal for Huddersfield this season; no side has had fewer (level with Brighton). Marko Arnautovic has scored in his last two Premier League away games; only five players have ever scored in 3+ consecutive games on the road for West Ham in the competition, most recently Diafra Sakho in October 2014. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
(APTN file photo)By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe grand chief for the Mohawk community at the heart of the Oka Crisis says Ottawa’s lead negotiator threatened to shut down land claim negotiations over plans to dissolve Kanesatake’s band council.In a letter to the community obtained by APTN National News, Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Otsi Simon says that Fred Caron, the lead negotiator for the federal government on the land claim file, threatened to end negotiations and table a final offer if talks stalled for “any reason.”The move was interpreted as an attempt by Caron to control the internal politics of Kanesatake, which sits about 60 km west of Montreal and was at the centre of the Oka Crisis in 1990 that was triggered by the town of Oka’s plans to bulldoze the community’s burial grounds to expand a golf course.Kanesatake is negotiating the Seigneury of Lake of Two Mountains’ specific claim with Ottawa.“I called the negotiator back up and asked if I could get this in writing and he said, ‘Well Grand Chief, if I put that in writing people might see it as a threat,’” wrote Simon, in his April 25 letter to the community. “Well, that’s how most of us would see it.”Simon discussed the issue in a recent meeting with NDP Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair. The party’s deputy critic for Aboriginal affairs Jonathan Genest-Jourdain sent a letter on April 29 to Caron requesting a meeting to discuss the land claim.NDP MP Mylene Freeman, whose riding includes Kanesatake, said she’s also watching the file.“It is crucial that the government be mindful of the community as an equal partner and that they work to resolve Kanesatake’s claim in a just manner,” said Freeman.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt’s office, in an emailed statement, said “these allegations are false.” The statement said that negotiations were “going well” and discussions were planned for later this month.“Negotiations are to take place in confidence and we will continue to respect that agreement,” said the statement.Internal tensions within Kanesatake’s band council boiled over during a March 25 public meeting where residents in attendance called for a vote of non-confidence against their elected representatives. Simon supported the call and planned to dissolve the band council, but Caron’s interpreted threat changed those plans, according to the letter.“Not long ago I informed the federal negotiator for our land claims about this potential vote against council and what we could expect to happen while we attempt to fix this problem through a formal vote,” wrote Simon. “He said that if the land claims stall for any reason, the federal government would make a final offer for a financial settlement on the entire 260 square miles and shut down negotiation.”Simon said he is now considering calling an early election, “this way all chiefs would remain in office for 90 days until an election is done, leaving some political stability until then.”Kanesatake residents have long claimed the federal government has continuously meddled in their internal affairs since the crisis.Three of the federal negotiators appointed to handle talks with Kanesatake have had strong political ties to the governments of the day. Bernard Roy, a close friend of Brian Mulroney and sponsorship inquiry’s lead council, handled the file before he was replaced by Liberal insider Eric Maldoff who was appointed by Jean Chretien’s government. Guy Dufort, a failed Conservative candidate in the 2006 federal election, was also appointed to handle the file by the Harper government. Caron was appointed in 2010 and spent more than 30 years in the public service and was also a member of the Canadian Forces.Community residents have also long called for an inquiry to uncover whether there were Chretien cabinet links to the events leading up to Jan. 12, 2004, when 65 police and auxiliary officers from outside communities descended on Kanesatake armed with shotguns, a sniper rifle, three submachine guns and automatic assault weapons along with thousands of rounds of ammunition.The operation turned into a disaster and Peacekeepers from Kahnawake, a sister Mohawk community also near Montreal, were called to rescue the hired officers.Once in office, the Harper government launched a forensic audit into police funding for Kanesatake, targeting money that flowed to the community between April 1, 2003 and March 31, 2005.The audit, concluded in 2008 by Navigant Consulting, found that “cabinet confidences…restrict our ability to review and comment on some of the decision-making process related to the administration of the contribution agreements with the (Mohawk Council of Kanesatake).”No additional probes have been [email protected]@JorgeBarrera