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Paul Merson criticises West Ham boss David Moyes for big gamble

Paul Merson suggested that West Ham have taken a huge gamble by not signing a striker in January, when speaking on Sky Sports’ Gillette Soccer Saturday programme yesterday (Saturday, February 6th, 12:38 pm).

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Hammers boss David Moyes chose not to bring a striker to the London Stadium last month, having sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax.

And the Scot was really playing with fire when making that decision.

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WAYNE ROONEY TO EVERTON IS A JOKE.

Michail Antonio was nowhere near 100 per cent fit against Fulham last night.

The 30-year-old toiled in the centre-forward role. He just looks like he is protecting his troublesome hamstrings from going again.

Paul Merson highlights big West Ham gamble

Not signing a striker, even on a short-term loan deal, now looks like a really questionable decision from David Moyes.

And Paul Merson suggested that the West Ham boss may well live to regret it, when speaking on Sky Sports’ Gillette Soccer Saturday programme yesterday (Saturday, February 6th, 12:38 pm):

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“Yeh they will (regret not signing another striker). That’s their big gamble. They’ve got to wrap Antonio up in cotton wool.”

We have to just hope that Antonio doesn’t suffer an injury between now and the end of the season.

It’s not just that though. West Ham need the 30-year-old fully fit and firing once again as soon as possible.

If Michy doesn’t rediscover his best form, the Hammers’ hopes of a top six finish will be severely dented.

And Moyes will surely now be left wondering why he didn’t bring in some cover for Antonio last month.

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