FOLLOW BETTINGPRO

Trevor Brooking Latest To Voice West Ham Fears

Trevor Brooking, who has voiced his fears for former club West Ham (credit: wikipedia)

Ex-star claims club need to back Gianfranco Zola next month

Former West Ham United legend Trevor Brooking has become the latest ex-player to voice his fears that the club could be relegated this season, unless manager Gianfranco Zola is given funds to strengthen his squad in next month’s January transfer window.

The Hammers have struggled this season, as financial restraints have left Zola having to sell key players such as James Collins, in order to balance the books, whilst new players have almost exclusively arrived either on free transfers, or nominal fees.

With Carlton Cole the latest star player to be linked with a move away from the club, Brooking has admitted he is worried that the club could face demotion to the Championship, unless the mooted takeover by David Gold and David Sullivan, former owners of Birmingham City, can go through quickly, and ease some of the off-field pressures.

Brooking said:

"It would be good to see Gianfranco be able to bring in one or two players in January.

"It's not a massive pot but I'm sure they are not alone. With all the ownership issues in the last 18 months it has been really tough and I feel a little bit sorry for Gianfranco.

"But that is part of football. They got the team playing last year and that was positive. They had to allow one or two to go so the depth of the squad is not quite there and they are a bit short from attacking options now Carlton Cole is injured.

"It's a really competitive league because it's a must-stay-up philosophy for the 20 clubs involved. It would be wrong say you are not concerned."

West Ham are currently in the relegation zone, and should they lose this week against fellow strugglers Bolton Wanderers, their price for relegation would shorten considerably from the 7/2 (SkyBet) currently available.

Recent Premier League Articles

  • Aston Villa v Southampton - Preview and tips - Saints hope to remain in Premier League heaven

    Southampton aim to maintain the pressure on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table by dispatching struggling Aston Villa in Monday night's feature clash at Villa Park....

  • VIDEO: Robbie Savage's Arsenal v Man Utd betting tips

    Arsenal take on Manchester United this weekend at the Emirates and with both teams in need of a win, Robbie Savage has added his top tips for the match....

  • Our 10/1 Premier League/Championship accumulator for Saturday

    A full Saturday football programme takes place this weekend after the latest international break and we have picked out an accumulator from matches in the Premier League and Championship that pays just over 10/1. ...

  • Hull City v Tottenham - Premier League preview and tips - Enigmatic duo set for close-run contest

    Two of the Premier League's most under-performing sides collide in the second Super Sunday clash of the day, as Hull host Tottenham Hotspur at the KC Stadium....

  • Paddy Power pay out on Chelsea winning the Premier League

    Christmas has come early for Paddy Power punters that backed Chelsea to win the Premier League – because the Irish bookmaker has paid out on it already!...

  • Bet £10 at Coral and you could win Everton v West Ham United tickets

    Coral is giving customers the chance to win two tickets to Everton’s home Premier League match against West Ham United on Saturday, November 22....

  • Crystal Palace v Liverpool - Premier League preview and tips - Reds hope to stop the rot

    Liverpool aim to avert a hat-trick of Premier League defeats, while heaping the misery on Crystal Palace when the two struggling sides meet at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon....

  • Leicester City v Sunderland betting tips – Foxes to finally stop the rot

    Leicester City will be looking to halt a miserable run of form when they entertain Sunderland on Saturday afternoon....

  • Stoke City v Burnley - Premier League preview and tips - Potters to pile pressure on Clarets

    Stoke City aim to continue their early season push with a routine three points against struggling Burnley at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday....

More Stories

Tags

Bookmaker offers

Breaking News


Watch LIVE Now!

Full Calendar

Streams About To Start!

Full Calendar

Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Trevor Brooking Latest To Voice West Ham Fears

Ex-star claims club need to back Gianfranco Zola next month

Read more »