Allardyce seeks to avoid Kane pain


harry-kane-tottenham-hotspur-europa-league_3225921Sam Allardyce has unsurprisingly pointed to Spurs striker Harry Kane as a huge threat on Sunday claiming: ” His rise to prominence has been spectacular.”

Kane has scored 23 goals in all competitions this season and Allardyce said: “It shows you that, in this game, you never can tell.

“His previous education, though, when he went out on loan a number of times, has helped him no end and paid handsome dividends.”

The Hammers boss thankfully has  Winston Reid, James Collins and Matt Jarvis back in the squad and said: “We know what a big derby this is. We managed to beat them three times last season — twice on their own patch — but then had the disappointment of  losing to them with a last-minute goal in the opening game this season.

“Players such as Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb have developed so well this season, they are keeping some of the big-money signings out of their midfield.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • TysonM says:

    Its ironic that Allardyce should say that the Spurs youngsters have developed so well this season & they are keeping the big money signings out.Yes Sam that is what happens when you give youngsters a chance in the first team,you get to see what they can bring to the team.But with you our youngsters are never given the chance to show their potential as Prem players.Not when you pick your pets like Nolan all the time & when we have injuries you call on your old favs like O’Brien.

  • rugbyirons says:

    Tyson ,spot on.Elliott Lee could have been Kane but for a supportive manager.

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