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Hammers facing defensive crisis


Filed: Sunday, 4th November 2012
By: Staff Writer


West Ham have been rocked by fresh injuries following yesterday's goalless draw against current league champions Manchester City.

Already missing Guy Demel and Alou Diarra, Sam Allardyce may also be without James Tomkins and James Collins - who was outstanding against City at the Boleyn Ground - for next weekend's trip to Newcastle.

Tomkins, who was due to cover for the injured Demel at right back sustained a groin strain in training on Friday morning and subsequently failed a late fitness test on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile Collins pulled up with a hamstring strain with just six minutes of yesterday's goalless draw remaining.

Speaking to reporters after the game yesterday, Sam Allardyce confirmed that both players had joined an ever-increasing injury list.

"The big disappointment for me is the number of injuries," he said. "Joey [O'Brien] did a great job but Ricardo Vaz Te, Guy Demel, Alou Diarra, Matt Taylor, Jack Collison plus James Collins and James Tomkins now is too many for us.

"We've got to get those lads back as quickly as we can."

Both Collins and Tomkins now face a week of intense treatment in order to be fit for next Sunday's fixture at St.James Park, whilst Taylor and Demel will also be hoping to be involved in some way.





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by Philtheiron
03:15PM 4th Nov 2012
''There always has to be a downside after all the excitement and positives of Saturday evening. There is always a worry after such a big performance that the next game/s maybe flat. But with injury worries in defence the worries seem more like a reality. Plus they form the basis of a ready made excuse for another Swans/Wigan. Big Sam has his work cut out between now and Saturday. But in Big Sam we trust! Keep the faith!''

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