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West Ham face nervous wait on strikers’ fitness ahead of Burnley clash

PUBLISHED: 10:10 16 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:51 16 October 2014

Enner Valencia in action for Ecuador (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Enner Valencia in action for Ecuador (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed that striker Enner Valencia may or may not be fit enough to start against Burnley on Saturday.

The Ecuador striker has had a long week of travelling and playing for his country, scoring three times, one of which was a stunner against the USA.

The Hammers £12million summer signing has impressed since he arrived at Upton Park and despite hardly speaking a word of English, has hit it off with his team mates.

West Ham go into the clash at Turf Moor as narrow favourites, a rarity for the Hammers on the road, after their solid start to the season that sees them sit seventh in the table.

Goals from Valencia and his strike partner Diafra Sakho have certainly got fans on their feet this season and Allardyce knows just how vital the pair are to their season.

Valencia will be tested today to see how his fatigue is as the East Enders make the trip up to Lancashire tomorrow evening.

“The last one back from internationals was Enner but he’s in for recovery today and he hit the goal trail when he was away,” Allardyce said.

“We will assess how much fatigue he has got today and we’ll assess him again tomorrow.”

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