Blades boss has big decisions for Hammers clash


Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom has told his Sheffield United squad it’s time to start putting things right starting at the London Stadium tomorrow (Sat).

Having led the team to promotion, the Bramall Lane boss has seen the team sink to the bottom of the Premier League and of course they were torn apart  0-8 by Newcastle United last weekend.

He has called on the more experienced players to sort things out at the Hammers tomorrow despite having several injuries with which to cope.

He has pointed out that the club has a lot of players who are new and trying to find their feet, not only in within the club but in English football as well and the Premier League.

He is expected to make several changes to the team as they bid to again find the levels they produced against Manchester City and Tottenham if they are to beat the Irons or at least get a point.

Summer signing Auston Trust may strengthen the defence and with  George Baldock unlikely to return to action, Jayden Bogle is expected to keep his place at right wing back.  Tom Davies is pushing to make his first league start since moving to Bramall Lane.

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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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