Irons wait and see ‘injury crisis’

CollinsIrons fans are set to discover whether the “injury crisis” involving five players is as serious as they have been led to believe over the next couple of weeks.

Manager Sam Allardyce described the situation as a crisis immediately after the Liverpool defeat in which James Collins and Winston Reid picked up hamstring niggles.

Carl Jenkinson and James Tomkins both missed the game but are expected to return to the side against Manchester United on Sunday.

Chiek Kouyate is reportedly carrying a calf strain and training ground sources claim Collins may be more likely than Reid to recover for the game.

Andy Carroll, meanwhile is expected to be out for a fortnight with an ankle problem.


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3 comments on “Irons wait and see ‘injury crisis’

  1. Not as bad as first thought then HUGH ,
    AC not needed with are best forwards fit
    With Tomkins and Jenkinson fit and Collins or Kouyate we look alright at the back to
    So just need best midfield and game on

  2. Guys I am going to tell you now that BFS will play Cole with Sakho up front on Sunday – wait till you see. If he does it is my opinion he should be sacked immediately after the game for a dereliction of duty. He will again start Nolan – come on Davids we know you are football men so please please get him out of our club.

  3. As much as I would love Sakho and Valencia to lead the line and run amok Sunday a word of caution.
    The fact is Enner has looked badly out of sorts since Xmas time and kouyate has a thigh strain. Not to mention our defensive injury crisis.
    So it is all very well picking our fantasy football team for Sunday but yet again injuries will have a big say in the final team selection.

    Having said that I would still like to see our speedsters start! However, if Kauyate doesn’t make it then nolan will start.
    I am praying Jenks Tonka and ginge are passed fit as without recognised centre halfs we will get ripped apart. Also Jenks needs to make it to make our diamond system work.

    Attacking fullbacks along with Downing are the key to our system loosing one of them and it falls apart like it did at anfield.
    If Jenks is injured then we would be better off, not to mention more solid if we reverted to 4-4-2 formation.
    But Despite this I’m going to make a huge assumption that;
    Not only Sakho and Valencia start but they find some form.
    2 of our centre backs make it
    Jenks is declared fit and we play our attacking diamond with Downing at the tip.
    Kauyate Also starts and keeps nolan out whilst driving us forward.

    If All this comes to pass, West Ham to win 2-1! COYI!

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