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Catch 22


Filed: Wednesday, 5th September 2012
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United have named just 22 players in their Premier League squad for the first half of the 2012/13.

With each club entitled to name up to 25 players over the age of 21, the Hammers first team squad - which Sam Allardyce will be able to select from until 1st January 2013 - is three short of its full quota.

Speaking to KUMB.com recently, Allardyce confirmed that his squad was likely to fall short of its maximum size. "Our signings make us a strong squad and the numbers on the board align," he said.

"I don't think we'll be able to fill to the 25-man squad that you can register in the Premier League - but I think we'll get 20 players and three goalkeepers."

And whilst Allardyce was just one player out - although John Mensah remains a possible signing, as revealed here on KUMB last month - West Ham's current third choice goalkeeper is summer signing Raphael Spiegel, who at the age of just 19 does not have to be named in the squad list.

Starting from this season, all Premier League clubs have to name a minimum of eight "homegrown" players who have been registered to play in either England or Wales for three years leading up to their 21st birthday.

The only player over 21 not listed in the squad is Freddie Piquionne, leading to speculation that the French striker will be moving elsewhere shortly.

West Ham's full squad list is as follows:

Goalkeepers (2): Stephen Henderson; Juusi Jaaskelainen.

Defenders (7): James Collins; Guy Demel; George McCartney; Joey O'Brien; Winston Reid; Jordan Spence; James Tomkins.

Midfielders (9): Yossi Benayoun; Jack Collison; Mohamed Diame; Alou Diarra; Matt Jarvis; Mark Noble; Kevin Nolan; Gary O'Neil; Matt Taylor.

Forwards (4): Andy Carroll; Carlton Cole; Modibo Maiga; Ricardo Vaz Te.

Under-21 squad members not listed above include:

Raphael Spiegel; Robert Hall; Danny Potts; Matthias Fanimo; Callum Driver; George Moncur; Paul McCallum.

*Our apologies to Jordan Spence whose name we initially left out of the squad list!





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by Keith Escott
05:21PM 5th Sep 2012
''Checked the Premier League website. Jordan Spence is in the 25 man squad.''

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