Demel goes beyond the call of duty!


DemelGuy Demel turned out at Everton despite a running a fever, suffering  swollen glands and taking anti-biotics.

He did it because he says: “There  is still work to be done, it’s the Premier League so every game is going to be tough and we have to fight in every game.”

But he added: “We’re still looking up rather than down, we’re positive. We knew that when we were down, we could get ourselves out of the situation – we did that and now we have to make sure we stay away from there.

“It’s been good to have a settled back line, and we’ve been lucky in the last few games that everyone is fit. It’s easier when you play every week with the same defence, but we have a great squad.

Demel’s Saturday was hard after he returned to training the day before the match following a bout of tonsilitis.

He said:  ” On Monday the doc came because I had a high temperature and my glands were swollen. I stayed at home for a couple of days, came back on Thursday and joined in on Friday.

“It’s not easy when you’re taking antibiotics, but no excuses, I tried my best on the pitch. I was kind of disappointed because I had to leave my teammates on the pitch.”

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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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