A selection of the latest news concerning West Ham United.
Cresswell apologises for errors against Bournemouth
Speaking to London24, Aaron Cresswell has apologised to West Ham fans for the errors he made when the Hammers lost to Bournemouth last month. The left-back was too easily beaten for the opening goal of the game, whilst passing it straight to Callum Wilson for his second strike, and the left-back has apologised for the drop of his usually high standards.
He said: “I take full responsibility for the two sloppy mistakes I made that day. The second one was just a total lack of concentration, it just wasn’t good enough on the day. But that is where you know you have to be strong and you have to bounce back.”
Tony Cottee on Kevin Nolan
Also speaking to London24, club legend Tony Cottee has discussed the departure of Kevin Nolan, calling him as good a captain for the Hammers as the likes of Alvin Martin and Billy Bonds. The former striker hopes to see Nolan back in the game before too long, having left the club by mutual consent, and currently training with Leyton Orient.
“I want to thank Kevin Nolan for everything he has done for the club over the last four years,” Cottee said. “I have had great captains in the past like Billy Bonds and Alvin Martin, but I think Kevin has been just as effective and his influence will be missed in that dressing room. Things move on though and just as Billy was replaced, it seems Mark Noble will replace Kev, though I am sure it won’t be long before Kev is back in the game and notching some more goals.”
Early Newcastle team news
The Chronicle has reported on some early teams news for Newcastle United, with striker Aleksandar Mitrovic suspended. Steve McClaren is set to name Siem de Jong and Ayoze Perez in his side, utilising the Dutch playmaker as a second striker playing just off Perez.