Irons anxieties on four stars


images (3)Chiekhou Kouyate is a “95 per cent certain starter” for the Hammers next game against Newcastle on Saturday.

The Senegal international return from international duty “utterly exhausted” and was ruled out of the Everton game a couple of days before the game.

However, a source told Claretandhugh this morning: “He’s 95 per cent certain to play against Newcastle and is one of those it’s hard to keep down!

“However, there’s no such certainty on the other four. Apart from Sakho they all have knocks from the games against Stoke and Aston Villa and haven’t recovered as well as they or we had hoped.

“It’s impossible to say at this stage but all of them look to be 7-21 day injuries. We may get one or two back, maybe none. We aren’t into false hope and need to be realistic.”

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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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  • philtheiron says:

    Kayoute was dearly missed on Saturday and any team with him in it is a far better side! Will be desperately needed against the pace of a rejuvenated newcastle.

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