Crouch ruled out of Irons clash


peter-crouch-stoke-city_3006012Stoke City will be without Peter Crouch and Phil Bardsley for the Hammers visit.

Both have to serve out suspensions following their offences in last night’s 3-2 Capital One Cup defeat to Southampton. 

Crouch was dismissed by referee Lee Mason in the 88th minute following his second yellow card of the game, whilst Bardsley had earlier picked up his fifth caution of the season. 

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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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