Monday’s News Round Up: Obiang out for the season, Cress urges squad to stick together, Hernandez up for the fight
Author: Dan Chapman. Published: 5 February 2018 at 4:42pm
Hello everyone. Here is what has been in the news regarding the Hammers today:
Pedro Obiang is set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a knee injury sustained in last month’s defeat to Wigan. (Evening Standard)
This goes to show just how badly we needed to sign another midfielder in the January transfer window. We knew that Obiang was potentially out for the season, but yet again the board have left us in a bad position.
Michail Antonio has told the West Ham squad to ignore the unrest around the club. (Evening Standard)
I do find it quite ironic that Antonio is the one to say this, but he still has a point. The players need to remain focused on the pitch, and I am sure that they will be.
Aaron Cresswell has urged the West Ham players to stick together after the 3-1 loss to Brighton at the weekend. (Sky Sports)
I agree with Cress. The boys need to stay together and get us out of trouble, because that is the most important thing for us this season. I am sure the boys will stick together, and I believe that they and David Moyes will guide us away from trouble.
David Sullivan says that West Ham had a £25million bid rejected for Stoke midfielder Joe Allen on transfer deadline day last week. (90 min)
West Ham are interested in signing Porto duo Yacine Brahimi and Vicente Aboubakar in the summer. (The Sun)
I am refusing to believe any transfer rumours from now on, purely because we just know that we will only be left disappointed. The board simply do not care about us progressing as a club, as they will not spend the money to sign any top players.
Javier Hernandez insists he is ready for a relegation battle, and will give his everything for the cause. (90 min)
Javier has picked up a bit of form recently, and we need him to keep it up. We have Arnie and Lanzini coming back soon to give us more attacking threat, and hopefully they will give us some fight and fire us to safety.