Gold puts Payet in gallery of Irons greats

Dimitri-Payet-605211David Gold has placed Dimitri Payet among the gallery of greats he has loved to watch!

The co chairman admits in his latest ‘From the Boardroom ‘ article on the official club site: “I can remember watching players like Trevor Brooking and Alan Devonshire and you always get excited when they get on the ball. It is the same with Dimitri and he is only going to get stronger.

And he added: “He seems very capable of coping with the expectation and very capable of continuing to deliver.
He has settled in, is very measured and genuine. He works very hard in training and it is great to have players of that quality around.”

Gold believes this is ”  the best squad we have had at the Club for some time” and knows we will be looking for another win at the Stadium of Light tomorrow rather than battling for a hard earned point.

He said: We now head to Sunderland and if we can make it four away wins in a row it will be an amazing achievement and something that is very hard to do.

“We have lifted the fans expectations and rightly so. That is what comes with success and you lift the spirits of the players, people inside the football club and most importantly the fans.

“Apart from Payet we have other good ball players like Victor Moses, Manuel Lanzini, Alex Song – all creative footballers and we have an abundance of players who look to create for other people.

I hope all the fans who are travelling have a safe journey to the Stadium of Light on Saturday and that we can come away celebrating another three points.”


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