The Football Association have handed Arthur Masuaku a six-match ban for spitting at Wigan Athletic’s Nick Powell.
Masuaku has apologised for hawking on a fellow professional but not before David Moyes reportedly let rip at the 24-year-old.
“He will deserve everything he gets and he will get something he deserves from us”.
When asked whether there could be any more players moving on before Wednesday’s deadline, Moyes said: “Possibly”. “I’ve not seen it from him. We have a lot of different people to talk to him, including the captain [Mark Noble], and it is our job to help him”.
Grigg reflected in an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper on Saturday that the hoopla surrounding the song had proved a double-edged sword for him because, while he enjoyed it all, it did prove a “hindrance” and a distraction both during and after Euro 2016.
Spitting carries a mandatory six-game suspension so Masuaku is now likely to be out until the middle of March.
“We get it down and we pass it, it doesn’t matter who the opponents are, that is what we said from the start and we are confident of playing against anyone”.
Wigan’s hero was the Northern Ireland worldwide striker Grigg, who again found himself the subject of the Wigan fans’ favourite chorus of “Will Grigg’s On Fire” as he headed home after seven minutes and converted a second-half penalty.
“We’ve given him a game, played him all the time, tried to give him a chance, he wasn’t really in the team”.
Hammers back-up goalkeeper Joe Hart had Gareth Southgate assessing his England credentials at Wigan and admitted the visitors’ fringe players failed to impress.
Grigg made it 2-0 from the penalty spot shortly after the hour mark following Reece Burke’s handball in the box.
“But other than that, we’re getting near the end and I think we’ll all be glad when it’s over”. He will get something [a punishment] off us.
Tottenham survived a huge scare in the FA Cup as a late Harry Kane goal rescued a 1-1 draw at fourth-tier Newport in the fourth round on Saturday.
“He didn’t get the chance to show himself in Saturday’s game, especially when you are one man down, as you can not take the whole team on your shoulders [in your first appearance]”. “Losing 2-0 at Wigan is hard, so I’m struggling for positives”.