Moyes makes big challenge to squad


David Moyes has made a big challenge to his squad admitting he needs more from them.

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Moyes makes big challenge to squad

The manager has made it clear that despite regularly playing the same team at Premier League level he has to have more from those hoping for starts. It’s a much needed admission from the boss who is aware that injuries can kick in at any time and that we have been lucky in that respect.

Moyes makes big challenge to squad

Against weak opposition in Backa Topola recently where several fringe players were involved we saw them struggle to make any real impression on the game.

The likes of Danny Ings and Said Benrahma for example have been in bless than mediocre form all season and the manager is correct – like the rest of us – on what might start to happen should we lose players to injuries and suspensions.

Moyes makes big challenge to squad

Moyes has  made only one substitution just in each of the last two games  which clearly demonstrates the point he is making.

He is quoted in the London Evening Standard as saying: “We’re probably one of the clubs with the least amount of injuries, but we understand there will be a period where it comes.

“We lost two boys [Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio] in the international break. I will need to find ways of getting others on but other players need to play themselves into the team and in form as well. They need to show us that I can put them in.

“We’re playing these boys and I’ve got to see how much they can keep playing. But I’m needing the other players to show me their form when they’re given the opportunities. We’re needing that.”


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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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