Friday, March 14, 2008

West Ham Team News

It looks like Matthew Upson may be back for West Ham's next game but there will be little change elsewhere in the team, according to Alan Curbishley.

"Matty Upson may be back," the West Ham manager said. "We'll find that out over the next couple of days but apart from that there's not much change.

"Bowyer's training - but he's been out since the Birmingham game. He's trained for the last week. Faubert could be starting training today but it's a bit too early."

"He's come back from six or seven months out ... it's one of these things that happens to long term injuries. We just have to make sure that we get him fit now and that we've got him available for the run-in."

"I've been saying for the last couple of weeks that I won't be fazed about putting some of the young boys in and the timing's got to be right for that. They've been with us for the last five or six weeks being slowly introduced. I've not got a problem putting them in, we've to wait and see when the timing is right.

"I think after three 4-0 defeats it might not be the right time - but it's down to me as manager to do the best for the club as well and see if I've got anything there. We've got nine games left and we'll see what happens. They've impressed me a lot and they've been with us, slowly integrating."

"At the start of the season a few of the players thought they wouldn't get too much football when the new signings came in and they've ended up getting a lot of football. For me that's made the squad stronger."


At 8:14 AM, Anonymous portugal said...

sounds like etherington is still a no go then?

At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Chris // NYC Hammers said...

He's not even in training yet.

Why the "integration" into the squad for the young players? It's not exactly like we've been playing with all that much teamwork to start. I can't remember the last time we completed 5 passes going forward.

At 3:11 PM, Anonymous portugal said...


yes that wud be a positive step if we cud ar least show an ability to pass properly saturday.


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