Allardyce on the Foxes

Sam Allardyce has warned the Hammers could find Leicester City a “hard team to break down” on Saturday as we enter the crucial Christmas programme.

Speaking at his morning press conference he said: We’re all looking forward to this quick run of games, the players enjoy it but it is a very hard, especially for them.

“We will have to rotate the team because there will be fatigue, there will be injuries to deal with. We keep our fingers crossed like never before, there’s not time to prepare properly, it’s play, recover, play, recover.

“If we come out of this period with a few more points, then we’ll reassess our aims for the rest of the season.

“Leicester are a hard team to break down, they work very hard for each other. Despite their run of games without a win, they haven’t been turned over by anyone, it’s only ever by the odd goal.

He told “I saw the Leicester game against Manchester City and I thought they did very well. There are a lot of dangers in Nigel’s teams that we need to be well aware of. They won’t lie down and sit back.”

The manager revealed that Mark Noble remains unavailable but should be be back for the Chelsea game.


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