Sunday morning tests for Irons big three


tomkinsWest Ham’s trio of injured defenders all face fitness tests on Sunday morning with hopes rising that “at least one of them will be fit to start.”

It seems that James Tomkins is edging the race for fitness with both James Collins and Winston Reid rated at “50/50.”

Chiek Kouyate is very possible to take one of the central defensive positions although Joey O’Brien is also  in manager Sam Allardyce’s thinking.

O’Brien’s possible involvement is likely to rest on the outcome of the fitness tests on Winston Reid. Tomkins and Collins.

A Hammers source told ClaretandHugh this afternoon: “There will be no decisions until the three have been put through their paces in the morning. It’s difficult to see which is the most advanced, James may just be edging it. with the other two rated 50/50

“It will be very disappointing of at least one of them isn’t fit to line up from the start against United but with two more games coming up next week no chances will be taken.”

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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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  • johnham1 says:

    Joey O’ Brien you are having an absolute laugh…

  • philtheiron says:

    Hope Tonka is passed fit.
    I’ll take ginge to play even if he is only 50/50, the mans a warrior! and even if we have three games in a week we still need our best team out if we are going to have a chance on Sunday.

  • oldiron says:

    O’Brien at ch , he’s a midget compared to the others and he is useless to boot. If he plays god help us, the Mancs will put everything through him and god help us then.


  • bubs says:

    Why O,Brien and not Demel who has played there before and why not Oxford who plays there all the time,
    What did O,Brien rate last week 4 out 10 Different Class, good work BFS that’s thinking out side the box your have Van Gal confused and then when you put Nolan in midfield he will think there’s more points for loosing then winning.

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