Gold: “It’s no good moaning about injuries”

james-tomkinsDavid Gold heads for the Emirates tomorrow (Sat) refusing to feel sorry for himself over the injury crisis which has suddenly arisen at Upton Park.

Instead – speaking to ClaretandHugh he said: “We are not down to playing the kids. We have an experienced team we can put out Injuries must be expected. I dare say Arsenal have a few.

“It’s when you reach the point where you are having to throw youngsters on that there’s a problem and we aren’t at that stage.”

With Enner Valencia, James Tomkins (above) and Winston Reid all unavailable through injury, Alex Song apparently carrying a knee problem and Carl Jenkinson  unavailable under the pre-season arrangement between the two clubs, it looks a bit bleak.

But Gold said: “I am expecting a decent performance and I want to believe we can come away with something. It’s no good moaning and groaning about injuries.

“It would be a miracle at this stage if we and every other club didn’t have these issues. We can’t keep on about that – we have to go to Arsenal and do a professional job.

“That’s the expectation and I refuse to feel sorry for myself. We can get something over there but we have to get on with it because there’s nothing else to be done.”


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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Gold: “It’s no good moaning about injuries”

  1. No good feeling sorry for ourselves about the injuries but you can bet BFS already has it lined up in his interview after the game if we lose.It will be top of his excuses list 😀

  2. stupid subs again he is taking the pee out of the fans and owners bfs out now

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