Indeed, when speaking on The West Ham Way podcast, Ex said: “Cornet is out for another couple of weeks. It’d be really in Moyes’ interest to get him back as soon as possible because that is an attacking outlet that we have almost forgotten about due to his amount of injuries this season.
“If Moyes could get him back and firing on the cylinders he produced at Burnley at times, then I think that’d be massive for us. He’s due back maybe for the Brentford cup game.”
TIF Thoughts on Maxwel Cornet and West Ham…
As Ex alludes to, Cornet certainly showed some impressive glimpses of his quality with Burnley last season as he produced nine league goals and one assist for the team that were eventually relegated.
However, for West Ham, his injury troubles have prevented him from building up any momentum and he is yet to score or provide an assist in the Premier League – although he has just 86 minutes to his name in the division.
And so while Cornet looks set to miss out on the next few games, he is at least in line to return against Brentford in the FA Cup on 7th January. If he can be back as soon as then, it will be a big boost for Moyes, who needs something to spark a turnaround in form at the club if he is to keep his job.