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More boos for West Ham forward

Filed: Monday, 20th October 2014
By: Staff Writer

One of West Ham's strikers left the field of play to a chorus of boos at the weekend - and not the one you might think...

After an uninspiring 82 minutes for Metz in their goalless draw at home to Stade Rennais, on-loan forward Modibo Maiga was roundly booed for what the home fans had obviously deemed a substandard performance.

The Mali international scored the lowest pass completion rate of any outfield player to begin the match, with just 46 per cent of passes reaching their target. He did however manage to hit the target, but his one sole shot in the game was saved.

Since moving back to France in the summer for the duration of the 2014/15 season Maiga has featured on five occasions for Metz (three starts) without contributing a single goal or assist. In his 282 minutes on the field he has managed just four shots - two of which were off target.

Unfortunately for the poor Les Grenats fans, they may have to get used to seeing Maiga a little more often for key striker Juan Manuel Falcon - who has four goals to his name already this season - has been ruled out of action for a month with a calf injury.

Metz, who won the Ligue 2 title last season largely due to the prolific form of Diafra Sakho, now at West Ham, are currently seventh in Ligue 1 having taken 15 points from their opening ten fixtures.

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