West Ham hit by new injury blow

first_img James Collins in action for West Ham 1 West Ham defender James Collins faces a race against time to be passed fit for their clash at Aston Villa as the club’s defensive injury crisis worsens.The Hammers are already without centre-backs James Tomkins and Winston Reid so have been forced to draft in 18-year-old Reece Burke to play alongside Collins.Now the Welshman has suffered a back spasm and is struggling to be passed fit for the Hammers’ trip to Villa Park.But a hopeful Allardyce said: “We’ve had a bit of doubt about James Collins with a back spasm but it should be ok.“It’s not 100 per cent but we’re hoping it might be alright.”last_img read more

Manchester United eyeing shock last-gasp raid on Arsenal

first_img Mathieu Debuchy 1 Manchester United want to sign Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy on loan, according to reports in France.The 30-year-old is itching for a move away from the Emirates in search of first-team football ahead of Euro 2016 this summer.Clubs in France have shown an interest, with the right-back’s former side Lille particularly keen.However, according to L’Equipe, Manchester United have now enquired about Debuchy’s availability.Louis van Gaal wants to bring the France international to Old Trafford on loan until the summer to provide competition for Matteo Darmian.Arsenal, however, are said to prefer a permanent deal for Debuchy if they were to let him go to United.last_img read more