Hammers fans will be steaming with anger after announcement ahead of Forest clash

David Moyes’ West Ham are gearing up for a big bottom-half Premier League game against Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest.

The Hammers will attempt to escape the relegation zone for the first time in weeks in this weekend’s fixture at London Stadium.

But the pre-match news wasn’t ideal for fans.

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It was recently announced that Jared Gillette will referee the match on Saturday, and fans are hoping for a better display following his performance in the reverse fixture in August.

The Australian sparked outrage after accidentally disallowing Saeed Ben Rama’s goal to put the Hamers at 1-nil.

Not only that, but a delay in play saw Declan Rice eventually score a spot kick after opting not to give West Ham a clear penalty late in the game despite VAR overruling Gillette’s decision. Forced to wait a while before missing out. Forest then won 1-0.