At last… fantastic news – we should all be overjoyed

sakhoFinally great news after recent miseries upon miseries.

Diafra Sakho is close to a return with ClaretandHugh having been told he could make an appearance in the match against Swansea on April 8.

If not he will certainly be ready for the next game against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light and this is news which should overjoy all of us.

Regular readers know that I believe Sak is the best striker in the club and had he been fit last season and this, top six finishes would not have been out of the question.

His pace, movement and ability to create space is precisely what we have been missing up front for so long and watch this team’s fortunes turn once the lad is back up front.

Every conversation I have had with my normal contacts at the club is beyond encouraging with the guy actually smiling these days and showing an enthusiasm and bite in the gym which is pleasing everyone around him. The sulky days are long gone it appears.

Instead he is spending every waking moment working on his fitness and and is insisting to everyone who will listen that he’s ready NOW.

The boy has had a reality check over the past several months and has a lot to prove to himself, the staff and us. I think he will.

Even an unhappy Sakho was a handful but with his career at the crossroads he knows and from all I hear, realises -that he needs to show himself as the special player we all know he can be.

I can’t wait to watch him in action again. It’s the best news of the season so far for me.


About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

9 comments on “At last… fantastic news – we should all be overjoyed


  2. Hugh, why have we had numerous of these Sak is back posts all saying pretty much the same thing which we have heard at least 10 times from the club this season and only once he returned (briefly). When he is announced to be playing then fair enough but is this news when the site has run the same story in the space of a day ?

  3. Its news to me because i have been out all day.
    We dont all have time to read every article through the day WHno32 lmao

  4. Thee fact that he will play is one story – his date of likely return is another and the blog is mine

  5. Hope it is rue but why do all other sites say out for season . COYI

  6. Lmao. The blog is all mine all mine the blog is all mine. Hughie rules

  7. Of course Sakho is our best striker!
    I am really pleased to hear that the lad may have turned his attitude around.
    Treat him well, and he will deliver the goods!

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