Former West Ham boss Harry Redknapp reckons as Sam Allardyce’s injury crisis recedes the team will get clear of trouble.
Here’s what he had to say at his Queens Park Rangers press conference ahead of the Championship match against Ipswich tomorrow.
He said: “Sam has just been so unlucky. You can’t lose your central defenders and your strikers – the team’s been decimated.
“I don’t know what he can do. I look at the team and it hasn’t been good enough because he’s lost or four or five of his best players. You take four or five players out of any team in the country and they’ll be nowhere near what they were.
“When everyone’s fit I think he’s got a team that would finish middle of the table. There’s no-one better than Sam around to get them out of the situation they’re in. He just needs a bit of luck now.
“He needs his centre-halves and Andy Carroll to get fit. If he gets them back, Sam’s your man – he’s excellent at his job.
“When Sam gets those players back I’m sure they’ll survive. It’s a great club with fantastic support and I think they’ve got good owners who love the club and have the right manager.”