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Hammers won’t panic

West Ham won’t panic in the January transfer window despite Angelo Ogbonna’s injury woe.

The defender is set to be ruled out for the remainder of the season after sustaining an ACL injury against Liverpool at the weekend.

However, there is a confidence at the club that there is no need to buy a new centre-back for David Moyes, despite the setback.

Indeed, the Hammers boss brought on Craig Dawson as his replacement against Liverpool and the former Watford centre-back was exceptional, with Oggy’s absence barely noticed.

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It is likely that Dawson will be called upon to replace Ogbonna in the heart of the defence but there is also the potential of using Issa Diop in that role.

There are options for Moyes and there is no feeling that a trolley dash is required, as so few top players are available in the January window and it would be next to impossible to actually strengthen the squad further, particularly in defence.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

4 comments on “Hammers won’t panic

  1. He may go in for another “Craig Dawson” type on loan in January

  2. Opportunity knocks for another academy player…Ajibola Alese.

    • Agree with you Mikey, if the kid is good enough to sit on the bench lets give him some regular minutes and a similar platform to Dec whereby we know he will make some mistakes but then take him off so he can learn and improve.

  3. Yes hear hear to the Academy. Alese and Baptiste are banging on the door – give them some experience in small doses like Dec had initially.

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