West Ham striker Michail Antonio has been called up by Jamaica for the November international break.

NBC report that the Reggae Boyz have called the 31-year-old into their squad, and he will have to travel across the Atlantic to play for his country.

Antonio only has one cap for Jamaica so far, and he hasn’t scored for his country yet, so he will be hoping to turn that around and produce his club form for his country.

Good news for Antonio, not so good news for the Irons.

Given that Antonio is injury-prone, the last thing that the Irons need is for him to be flying off to the other side of the world to play for his country.

They will just have to hope that the Reggae Boyz manage him correctly and don’t overplay him or anything like that.

Now, though the Irons have done well in the games without Antonio, you would think they could struggle if they were without him for an extended period of time.

Therefore, though this is great news for the striker, and it gives him an opportunity to impress on a stage that he deserves, the truth is we can’t imagine the Irons are too happy.

Hopefully, everything works out perfectly for Antonio and the Hammers and the forward returns from international duty unscathed.

The Hammers have a hectic Christmas period, so they could do with having their top and only first-team striker available for that period.

In other West Ham news, David Moyes has heaped praise on one Irons man ahead of the clash against Genk.

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