Reo-Coker Praises Pardew
Interviewed in The Guardian today Nigel Reo-Coker praises Alan Pardew for surviving the traumas of last season and exceeeding everyone's expectations this season. He also defended Pardew from the criticism he received for resting three players on Saturday,
"We were just poor against Portsmouth, that's the bottom line. It had nothing to do with players being rested. Only three players were left out - Matt Etherington, Hayden Mullins and Dean Ashton - and no one said a word about City resting eight for their game."
West Ham's final Premiership away game of the season, at West Bromwich Albion, has been moved back to Monday, May 1.
The match was originally due to take place at the Hawthorns on Saturday, April 29, but has now been put back by 48 hours and will be televised live on Sky Sports (kick-off 8.00pm).
West Ham United first team coach Peter Grant has signed a new long-term contract at Upton Park.