Patience please: This Irons needs time


By Hughie Southon

David Moyes has often repeated that players coming into the club from abroad need time to adjust to the Premier League.

It’s an easy one in which to pick holes with many – ourselves at time – claiming that players need to be ready given the prices being paid for them.

However, the Moyes view turned out to be the case with Lucas Paqueta Рwho is becoming one of the best we have seen at the club Рand he received  stick in the early days.

Now we are hearing similar comments about Mo Kudus who despite a great start in his debut in Europe is taking time to find his feet.

His arrival was seriously hyped with incredible moans and groans coming out of his former club Ajax following his departure.

Yes, there have moments, like Lucas before him, when he has got it all wrong but there have been others where it is clear the guy is a player who is going to be very big at this club.

Let’s have a little patience and give the fella some time.

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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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