Poyet can’t ease injury crisis


Poyet actionWest Ham are unable to recall Diego Poyet to Upton Park to easy their injury problems.

The young midfielder has been loaned out to Huddersfield and with no release clause in place the Hammers will have to rely on the players they have avaialble.

A source told ClaretandHugh: “It would of course have been an answer but there’s no release clause in place so we must just get on with it.”

The 19 year old is due to return to the Hammers on December 6.

Club officials  are keeping their injury worries very much to themselves and even the usually informative www.physioroom.com gives no return dates for Diafra Sakho, Stewart Downing, Enner Valencia, Chiekhou Kouyate, Alex Song and Mark Noble.

However, as regularly reported here, Kouyate is expected to be avaialble for the weekend visit of Alan Pardew’s in form Newcastle.

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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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  • rugbyirons says:

    Well done Brady another bit of your brilliant negotiating skills to loan out Poyet without a pull back clause does she get a bonus for that too?

  • philtheiron says:

    No recall clause? Quite fight too!

    Players are loaned out for a reason, be it to gain game time or experience and because of that once made the loan should be honoured.

    The only reasons for a loan to be terminated is either injury or by mutual consent. Also if you don’t want your loanee to play against you then don’t loan them to a team you are likely to play. To arrange otherwise is to court accusations of match fixing!

    Finally when poyet’s loan was arranged it was because he was signed as a player for the future and the loan was to gain experience.

    Also at the time of the loan we weren’t exactly short of midfield options!

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