Armero may get the call


armeroWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce is poised to give Colombian international ‘defender’ Pablo Armero his debut against Hull City in the crucial clash on Wednesday evening.

The manager explained in his press conference today that left winger Matt Jarvis was a fresh injury worry with a tight thigh after coming off in the match against Manchester United on Saturday evening.

He explained that his involvement was looking doubtful and that he may be forced to join Joey O’Brien and Italian loan signing Marco Borriello on the Upton Park sidelines.

And whilst left back George McCartney has been performed well an Upton Park source revealed to ClaretandHugh that with this a game which badly needed winning, the manager was considering plunging the Colombian into the action.

A well placed Upton Park source revealed that the player has shown enormous athleticism, pace and hunger in training and is “gagging” for his chance.

He said: “He’s a real pacy operator who can get down and supply the sort of crosses that Andy Carroll requires. Matt Jarvis ┬áhas often disappointed this season and this could be the opportunity Pablo has been waiting for.

“It’s a game which appears to demand that we adopt a far more attacking approach and Pablo is certainly a far more attacking option than McCartney.”

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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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