After the Hammers disastrous last game against Fulham where they could have done a lot better, Allardyce’s men take on Swansea City tomorrow at the Boleyn ground.
Swansea are looking a good side at the moment thanks to 26 year old Spaniard Miguel Pérez Cuesta or Michu as most people know him. He really seems to have found his scoring boots – something that he hardly bothered to lace up whilst in La Liga.
Striker Michu looks like he’s going to be playing upfront on his own due to the departure of Danny Graham to Sunderland.
It’s going to be another tough game I fear and the Hammers need to get into a winning mindset once more. West Ham are still missing George McCartney, James Collins and Dan Potts and we have to make do with what we’ve got.
Swansea City are going to be no pushover and Michael Laudrup has them playing, dare I say it, sexy football. The Hammers need to win this one and they have the home advantage to pull this off. If they don’t, it looks like another little slide down the table is begging.
Fulham leapfrogged the irons the other day and that was painful to say the least – this can’t keep happening especially when we have the players that can find the net.
Andy Carroll would want more minutes and Allardyce would most certainly use him against Swansea city on Saturday. Maybe a short spell on the bench then get him on to get stuck in with the rest of the Hammers.Carroll needs to find the form he possessed on his debut – let’s hope it starts happening soon.
Swansea will be without their keeper Michel Vorm through a knee injury with Gerhard Tremmel taking his place at the Boleyn. Other Swansea City players out are Kemy Agustien and Neil Taylor who has a broken leg.
West Ham United’s provisional squad likely to face Swansea is as follows:
Jaaskelainen, Spiegel, Reid, Tomkins, Pogatetz, O’Brien, Demel, Nolan, Jarvis, J Cole, Noble, Diame, O’Neil, Collison, Taylor, Diarra, C Cole, Vaz Te and Carroll.
Not a bad lineup I am sure you will agree but they have to produce the goods tomorrow and have no excuse in my book as the lads are on home turf.