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Unleash the kids, Moyesie


By Dave Langton

David Moyes has a huge chance to blood some youngsters on Thursday.

The Hammers face FCSB in their final Europa Conference League group game, but there is absolutely nothing riding on it.

The Irons have already won the group and have sailed through to the last-16, winning all five of their five group games in the process.

FCSB have drawn two and lost three of their games, meaning they are guaranteed to finish bottom of the group.

Now, then, is the time to bring the kids into the fold.

Conor Coventry would be an obvious beneficiary, but there is a case to bring in a few players who have, thus far, only sat on the bench.

Freddie Potts, Keenan Forson, and Krisztian Hegyi all watched on from the bench against Silkeborg and now would be an ideal time to bring them into the team.

It also offers the potential to give the likes of Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Mikey Antonio, and Said Benrahma a much-deserved rest.

The Irons face an in-form Crystal Palace at the weekend; having 11 senior players who are fully rested would be a real boost.

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  • BoleynIrons says:

    There aren’t the players of worth unlike last year to promote.
    Coventry obviously will play, Ekwah should too as he’s been training with the first team.
    Ashby hopefully can play after playing 67 mins with the U21’s on Saturday.
    Maybe as a long shot Mubuma.
    Baptiste is injured still.
    Potts,Scarles,Forson and Hegyi.
    The rest aren’t really strong enough and haven’t won in PL 2.
    Rank bottom and no players shining.

  • hammerpete6 says:

    Yes Dave if ever there was a game to play squad players and U23’s this is it. Yes he must play Coventry as well as players needing fitness games. Here’s hoping he can think beyond Soucek and the ridiculous idea of Flynn Downes as an attacking midfielder.

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