New Irons striker worries

Diafra Sakho

Carlton Cole may be back in action against Southampton this weekend after manager Sam Allardyce revealed that Diafra Sakho has suffered a back injury.

Cole may have expected his appearances to be few and far between with the arrival of the Frenchman and Enner Valencia but instead is becoming a regular.

Allardyce explained that Valencia had been forced to play 120 minutes against Sheffield United instead of the expected 60 because of the Sakho blow.

He said:  “Considering Enner’s not played a game since the World Cup, that was going to be his first 60 minutes or so  but Sakho tweaked his back so he’s had to play 120 minutes.”

Allardyce threw no further light on whether Sakho would be available for Saturday’s game raising predictions that Cole would perhaps again appear in the lone striker role.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter