Monday, 25 January 2010
Is Cole Being Rushed Back Too Quickly?
Another day has ticked past and we still, as I write, haven't landed a striker. Ruud proved that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink (even with a £100k a week bribe) whilst the two Bennies have not yet said "It's goodnight from me and its goodnight from him". As for Gudjohnsen, well your Eidur is as good as mine as to whether or not he will actually join.
So we go into the first of a series of crucial six pointers without a new signing to play up front it seems. The solution? To press Carlton back into action. Now, quite apart from any ring rustiness, I do hope that Cole isn't being rushed back too early. We made that mistake with both Ashton and Behrami, and it would be disastrous if Cole's recovery was set back because we he was picked in panic when he wasn't fully fit. The nightmare scenario would see him play for 20 mins and then limp out for the next three months. It wouldn't be the first time would it? Where is Dyer right now? Silly question! But then look at Parker, sitting with an ice pack on his hamstring having been withdrawn early from the Villa game after being selected for the Tottenham game when clearly unfit.
Fingers crossed Cole plays, scores and has no reaction from the injury. The trouble is, with the paper thin squad, I suspect Zola and Clarke will also be trusting to crossed fingers rather than sound medical advice; just as they did with Parker.
Posted by Hammersfan at 18:14