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Adrian to stay in West Ham goal for Cup semi

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is pleased to continue with Adrian goal for their Capital One Cup semi against Manchester City.

Allardyce wrote in the London Evening Standard: "There's a lot of football to be played before that first leg early next month but I have played Adrian in goal in the rounds so far and will continue to do that, based on his performances.

"He came here from Real Betis, where he was the No1. It has been frustrating for him because the goalkeeper in front of him - Jussi Jaaskelainen - continues to play well.

"Adrian has also performed equally well when called upon in the Capital One Cup and he deserves to stay in for the semi-final.

"There may also be a chance, if he is ready, to give Andy Carroll some game time in the cup matches - we will see how things go."

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