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'Missed a trick': BBC pundit says West Ham made big transfer error in January
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'Missed a trick': BBC pundit says West Ham made big transfer error in January

West Ham are preparing for their Europa League quarter-final clash with Lyon in France tonight on what could be a huge night for the club.

They have managed the demands of European football well this season, despite the thin squad that David Moyes has at his disposal.

BBC pundit Chris Sutton says that the club should have made some January signings, a viewpoint that is likely shared among many fans.

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“I feel that West Ham have missed a trick in January,” he said.

“Their squad is really stretched and it was a tired performance for them at the weekend. I worry a little bit.

“But Lyon aren’t any great shakes but they have maverick type players, but I do think that when you think about West Ham and the sending off in the first leg, I think West Ham may be a little bit too street wise for Lyon and I hope they are.”

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West Ham were always going to be tired at Brentford, having played with ten men in the second half against Lyon without any changes after half-time.

They do have a thin squad, which Moyes has wrung a lot out of, but they needed reinforcements in January and they did not get them.

That has seen them drop off the pace in the race for the European spots, but of course they can get into the Champions League by winning the Europa League…

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