West Ham captain Kevin Nolan is rumoured to be out for up to 8 weeks after picking up an injury during West Ham’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last week.
The Englishman has been vital in Sam Allardyce’s plans, starting almost every single game under him, but now due to injury Allardyce will have to think about re-shuffling the team.
Jack Collison looks a suitable replacement as the Welsh international can play in the free role behind the striker, of which has been dominated by Nolan during his two seasons at the East End outfit.
West Ham’s fortunes have literally faded and are almost dying as their form continues to dip following a great start to their Premier League campaign. The Hammer’s form as of late has been weak as they have lost the past two games.
This blow to Kevin Nolan could ultimately be a blow to the team who look to be slipping down the table following recent defeats to Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur. Nolan seems to be an influential character at the West Ham heart as he leads the team out during every game.
What will happen now with the goal-scoring midfielder out remains a mystery as manager Sam Allardyce is forced to re-shuffle the squad without his favoured personal in the team.
West Ham were also without the industrious Mark Noble of whom is currently suffering from injury, thus making him ineligible for selection during the side’s clash with Tottenham on monday evening. Trouble are coming hard and fast for the Hammers now with two star players out.
Nolan picked up the injury following an attempted tackle on former West Ham star Scott Parker.
Although Nolan has been subjected to much criticism from the Hammers faithful he will be dearly missed during the run in to the end of the season.
Who do you think should play the free role behind Andy Carroll? Or is it time for a formation shake up?