Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

New signing warns of Wolves effect


Filed: Thursday, 30th August 2018
By: Staff Writer


Ryan Fredericks says that Wolves are likely to prove a real handful when they provide West Ham's next opposition at Stratford.

West Ham's new right back featured twice against the Wanderers last season whilst a Fulham player and says they are unlikely to be pushovers this Saturday in what will be West Ham's second home fixture of the campaign.

Embed from Getty Images


"At Championship level, they were very good," he told whufc.com. "They had a solid back line with three solid centre halfs and two wing backs who joined in all the attacks, which they are doing again in the Premier League.

"They’ve got creative players in the forward line who can create goals and score goals and interchange play quickly, and Ruben Neves in midfield who can pick a pass from pretty much anywhere.

"I’m sure they will give a good account of themselves in the Premier League this season and they’ll be one of the clubs looking for a solid finish in mid-table."

However Frederciks admitted that the onus is very much on West Ham - winless and pointless in the Premier League so far after the opening three rounds of matches - to take the game to the visitors.

"We’ve got good enough players to beat anyone in the Premier League, as the manager says," he added, "but Wolves are opponents who will think they will finish around us in the table so we need to go out there and dominate."

Embed from Getty Images


Fredericks, Manuel Pellegrini's first signing of a busy summer arrived at West Ham on a free transfer following the culmination of his previous contract with Fulham, who were promoted from the Championship last season alongside Wolves.

He has made two competitive appearances for West Ham thus far, both away from home against Liverpool (0-4) and Arsenal (1-3), meaning that tomorrow will mark his home debut should he be selected by Pellegrini to face Nuno Espírito Santo's side.







Related News

   arrow   In brief - Friday's news round-up [14th Sep 2018]
   arrow   Wolves performance was unacceptable, says Fredericks [13th Sep 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Friday's news round-up [31st Aug 2018]
   arrow   New signing warns of Wolves effect [30th Aug 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [28th Aug 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Friday's news round-up [24th Aug 2018]
   arrow   We'll be better than that, says Anderson [15th Aug 2018]
   arrow   And Sanchez makes ten [9th Aug 2018]
   arrow   Byram in deadline day tug-of-war [9th Aug 2018]
   arrow   Perez is a Hammer [9th Aug 2018]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Wembley Cup date confirmed
West Ham United will face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Wednesday, 25 Oct...more
Three Years Ago
The KUMB West Ham Podcast: with Tom Gent
We welcome a proper Gent to the Knees up Mother Brown West Ham Podcast this week, as we bask in the ...more
Five Years Ago
Paolo pushed
Former West Ham favourite Paolo Di Canio has been sacked from his post as manager of fellow Premier ...more