Gold: “FA Cup is high priority”


Gold arms up in airDavid Gold has made it clear that the FA Cup remains a “big priority” for the Irons this season and wants to see the strongest possible team take the field at Everton tomorrow evening.

The co chairman confirmed that despite injuries and Cheik Kouyate’s absence at the African Nations Cup,the board have focused on this competition since early season.

Talking exclusively to ClaretandHugh he said: “It’s always been high on our priority list and I see no reason why we can’t go up there and win.

“Mark Noble will be in the side and Enner Valencia comes in – remember he was the number one striker option until Diafra Sakho started his heroics.

“I know our record at Goodison is bad but at some stage it has to change so why not tomorrow as Everton aren’t in the best shape.”

With either Doncaster Rovers or Bristol City waiting in the fourth round, there’s plenty of incentive for the Irons.

Gold said: “I’m very hopeful. This gives players who haven’t had much chance recently to make an impression.

“Unlike last year we can give it a real go with the number of points we have gathered. I believe Sam Allardyce will put out his strongest team possible and we are looking for a win.”

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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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  • rugbyirons says:

    Why does Gold think that Allardyce will listen? Allardyce has lost the plot,confidence is o w and its back to his favourites and those he is trying to shift out.

  • bubs says:

    You watch DG we will start with AC and KN up front not Valencia,the bench will have Vaz Te and Cole, O Brien will play or bench,no place for Poyet,Zarate or Demel and we want our luck to change good luck with thar.

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