Song proud to wear armband


Alex Song has revealed his pride at leading the Hammers against QPR on Saturday.

With Kevin Nolan on the bench and Mark Noble injured , the Barcelona midfielder led the team into the London derby.

He said: “I have been captain before at Arsenal but it was a privilege to wear the armband against QPR.

Speaking to he said: “I know Kevin Nolan and Mark Noble have been captains this season but without them, the manager had to choose someone and it was good he showed the trust in me. I just wanted to return that faith and thank him for that responsibility.”

He added: “We are seventh at the moment but I am not going to put pressure on us by saying we will end up there. If we finish in the top 10 it will be fantastic.”

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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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  • Michael Miller says:

    I was a bit surprised to see Alexander Song made Captain on Saturday – surely Winston Reid, James Tomkins and Stewart Downing are senior to him.

    I suppose Reid’s Contract impasse and Tomkins recent brush with the Law might rule them out – so it should have been passed to Stewart Downing, who knows the thinking process behind this decision.

  • baddowhammer says:

    I agree with you on that maybe a bit of pampering going on there. C.O.Y.I.

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