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Danny Ings to start for West Ham against Nottingham after overcoming knee injury

West Ham United have declared Danny Ings fit enough to start against Nottingham Forest, reports the Daily Mail.

The English striker has featured as a substitute in all four games he has played since his January move.

West Ham have struggled in front of goals this term and are 18th in the Premier League after 23 games.

Ings joined the Hammers from Aston Villa last month but has struggled with a knee injury.

The 30-year-old scored seven goals in the first half of the term at the Midlands club.

Ings will hope to finally hit the ground running at his new club when they take on Forest on Saturday.

West Ham manager David Moyes is under increasing pressure after his side’s struggles this term. The club’s board have backed him despite their relegation scare.

However, failure to pick up a result against Steve Cooper’s side could have consequences.

Having Ings fully fit is a massive boost for Moyes. The former Southampton star is a lethal finisher on his day and could help fire the Irons to safety.

Ings has scored 68 Premier League goals since the start of the 2014-15 season.

He will be keen to start impressing as soon as possible, and the weekend’s game will be a great time to start.

West Ham have also been handed other injury boosts. Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet and Kurt Zouma are all back in training.

Saturday’s match could come too early for them, but they may be available for next Wednesday’s FA Cup game against Manchester United.

The Irons face Brighton & Hove Albion afterwards and could have most of their injured players available.

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