Sunderland have big worries


Defender John O’Shea (knock) and Sebastian Larsson (ankle) are both doubtful for Sunderland tomorrow whilst  fellow midfielder Lee Cattermole completes a two-match ban and Will Buckley (knee) and Emanuele Giaccherini (ankle) remain on the sidelines.

Caretaker boss Dick Advocaat said ahead of the match: “ We are now in a situation where we are playing more or less at the bottom of the league, so something has to change.

“In Holland, we can see all the games in England – everything is on television, so I knew the squad, I knew the players, plus the fact that we have a great stadium and great fans. I have a good feeling about the squad after the last three days, so why not?”

Winger Adam Johnson is included in the squad and is expected to play a role.

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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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  • canchaz says:

    Whatever the ‘wounded’ count is, on either side, it will be absolutely unacceptable for Sam not to put out a side that can beat Sunderland. He still has more resources and quality players available to him than they do

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