It really is time for this Hammer to get his chance


West Ham boss David Moyes has to be entirely fair on Sunday when we travel to Leicester City!

There is a temptation no doubt to play what could be considered a weakened team given the Conference Final and the need to avoid injuries.

With Everton locked into a possible relegation situation meeting against Bournemouth along with Leicester  our manager will need to be fair to The Toffeees – as I am sure he will be – and  play a strong side.

Anything else is against the spirit of the game.

One player who should get his chance, however, is surely Divin Mubama who has received the Mark Noble Young Player of the Year award.

The teenager has had a stellar at under 21 and under 18 levels whilst impressing most greatly when appearing for the first team – brief though they may have been.

He looks more than good enough to ne named in the starting eleven and let’s hope the boss does what many consider the right thing!

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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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  • Chunk says:

    I would play Mubama up top along side Ings and hopefully then they can both benefit each other

  • hammerpete6 says:

    Moyes could at least rest Soucek and play a ball player like Lanzini or the maverick Benrahma with Fornals and Paqueta. Either that or two up front – we don’t need an ultra defensive set up conceding possession – look for our options in the cup final.

  • Buster says:

    Moyes will start with a strong side as he will feel he has to be fair to Leeds and Everton. One or two half time subs, and the others from 60 minutes onwards would be seen as reasonable.

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