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Lampard backs Brooking move


Filed: Thursday, 24th April 2003
By: Graeme Howlett


Former Hammers full-back and assistant manager Frank Lampard has voiced his support for the appointment of Trevor Brooking.

Speaking on Talksport this afternoon, Lampard - a former team mate of Brooking back in the 1970's and 80's - gave his full support to the move which was announced earlier today.

"I think it's a very positive move by the Board," said Lampard. "And it may well be the lift the players need; hopefully they will respond to Trevor.

"One thing is for sure - the Upton Park crowd will certainly appreciate Trevor and get behind him - and to get the supporters onside will be a big help."

Despite Brooking's quiet manner and studious approach, Lampard believes that his former team mate will have no troubles communicating with his players.

"In a way Trevor has a similar style to Glenn Roeder," he added. "He is subtle, but will have no problems getting his point over.

"He'll definitely command the respect of the players, and they already know him well from the various trips he makes to Chadwell Heath."

And on the point of a possible recall for the disgraced Paolo Di Canio?

"It's a real dilemma," mused Lampard, "and a decision Trevor, Paul and Roger have to reach within the next couple of days.

"Paolo has the ability to do exceptional things, and is a player with flair just like Trevor was.

"I think he'll want players who have that ability in the team."





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