Confirmed: West Ham suffer fresh injury blow to £15 million star as pressure mounts on Moyes

West Ham suffered a new injury blow to a star player who was supposed to change their fortunes in front of goal.

West Ham winter signing Danny Ings has suffered an injury that is likely to keep him out for weeks after moving to the club from Aston Villa this month.

Ings is expected to miss at least two games at a time the Hammers need their star players fit and firing on all cylinders.

The former Liverpool forward is a proven goalscorer and Moyes, who has seen his team struggle for form and consistency this season, will now have to wait to see whether his new striker can display his goalscoring prowess.

He came off the bench in the win against Everton but picked up a harmless-looking knock, which has proven to be more significant than initially thought.

Michail Antonio is West Ham’s only striker at the moment and he’s scored only two Premier League goals, while Gianluca Scamacca, who was brought in following an impressive goalscoring form in Italy, has failed to hit the ground running and is currently out with a knee injury.

David Moyes will hope that the FA Cup fourth-round game against Derby on Monday will give his side some reprieve before Premier League clashes against Newcastle and Chelsea.

They did show some signs of returning to form with a 2-0 win over Everton, which has bought Moyes time, but they will have to start picking up points on a consistent basis if they are to climb up the Premier League table.