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‘Psycho’ murders player’s decision

By Hughie Southon

Stuart Pearce is astonished to see Jesse Lingard in the colours of his former club Nottingham Forest

Psycho was a City Ground hero for 12 years playing over 400 games for the City Ground club, but he remains astounded that the former Manchester United midfielder and Hammer loanee opted to join the newly promoted club.

Lingard reportedly opted for Forest at an alleged wage of £200,000k a week after apparently rejecting around £150k a week from the Hammers.

But he has suffered a nightmare start at the club and Psycho, who was of course defensive coach with the Irons on his arrival, is gobsmacked that he is at the club at all.

Currently in the bottom three, Forest drew with fellow strugglers Villa last night with Lingard starting some games on the bench after his move to the club.

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And Pearce has made it crystal clear that he believes it was a particularly bad move for the player saying on TalkSPORT: “The team has not won for a number of games, and Jesse has found himself on the bench.

“Going back to his time at West Ham, he came through the door at our place for six months and was magnificent.

“(He) really gave us a different dimension to our play, he could carry the ball, understood when to release a pass and when to carry the ball. He had a brilliant time.

“You make your choice in regard to where you move and where you don’t. I’m on the outside of West Ham now, but I’m still quite astounded.

“If it was me, I’d be desperate to get back and work with David Moyes again.”

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About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “‘Psycho’ murders player’s decision

  1. Personally I think we were lucky to not get Lingard. He briefly impressed on loan then faded. Our purchase of Paqueta is far more sensible.

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