Karren Brady highlights key reason behind West Ham United’s ‘miserable three months’

Karren Brady blames injuries to the strikers for West Ham United’s poor results over the past several weeks.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has highlighted in The Sun the main reason for the team’s slump in form since January.

Before Christmas, the Hammers were in with a chance of finishing in the top four of the Premier League, but now they will have to settle for a top-10 spot.

Sam Allardyce’s side have been struggling for form and for points for several weeks, and Brady has offered the absence of “two effective strikers” as the main reason for the poor performances.

“There is no hiding the fact that West Ham have had a miserable three months,” the 46-year-old wrote in her football diary in The Sun (Saturday, May 9 entry).

“In the clash of the Prime Minister’s two favourite teams — that’s how I read it — Villa score and we don’t. The absence of two effective strikers through injury has hit us far more seriously than I thought it would.”

West Ham went down 1-0 to Aston Villa away from home at Villa Park in the Premier League last weekend.

While Enner Valencia played the entire 90 minutes, Diafra Sakho was not even on the substitutes’ bench for the match against Villa.

Andy Carroll has also endured an injury-ravaged season, while Carlton Cole has had problems this campaign as well.

West Ham have struggled to score goals over the past several weeks, and that has been a key reason why they are not in the running for a Europa League spot (via the league places).

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