Sam: “Valencia not as good as he can be”


ValenciaactionSam Allardyce is hoping against hope he has the firepower to keep the amazing Irons run going through the season..

He replaced Enner Valencia with the dazzling Diafra Sakho against Swansea today after the Ecuador international had failed to show himself off during the first half.

And the manager said: “We get players back from injury and sometimes it’s like they’ve never been away but Valencia wasn’t as good as we know he can be so we brought our leading goalscorer on.

“Enner will be back, no doubt about that. He’ll be disappointed. But fact of the matter is there is competition for places, everyone has to continue to play at their best or someone will take their place. We have really good options on the front line.”

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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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  • Dainon17 says:

    Valencia has been a good player for us so far despite looking far from his best yesterday BUT I’m expecting more and more from him towards the end of the season … In fact he might hit top form when another striker comes off the boil. Could work out perfectly for us infact.

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