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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.

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"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."

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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.

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