Hammers to kill off injury-hit Tigers


I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that West Ham will end their winless run tomorrow (Sun) by beating Hull City.

I’m going for a two nil win with the front two AC and Enner Valencia grabbing one apiece. It was really great to see that partnership developing so well against Everton and it can only get better and better.

Enner is a far post  player but he’s going to have to accept that Andy is better at that than him and change his game.

There were nice signs of that happening on Tuesday night and I think the pair of them will prove too much for Hull who are really struggling at the moment.

The will be without their first-choice strike pairing after losing both Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez in a damaging 1-0 loss at West Brom last weekend.

Sone Aluko and Gaston Ramirez could be back but beyond that Steve Bruce’s options are limited to Tom Ince, Robbie Brady and Yannick Sagbo, a trio who have yet to score in the Premier League this season.

There will be a fantastic atmosphere inside Upton Park following that amazing FA Cup replay win and with the crowd in full voice, Hull well weakened and the adrenalin still flowing among the Hammers boys I can see only one result.

It has to be the Irons – no doubt in my mind!

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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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