West Ham defender Collins full of praise for Cole

West Ham United defender James Collins insists they have the firepower to move up the table.

West Ham United defender James Collins insists they have the firepower to move up the table.

West Ham’s inability to find the net away from the comfort of Upton Park is a worry, but Collins had only praise for striker Carlton Cole’s contribution against West Bromwich Albion.

He said: “Losing Andy Carroll would be a blow to anyone, but since Carlton has come in he has been superb.

‚ÄúAgainst West Brom he spent a lot of time up front on his own, but he held the ball up well and brought the other boys into play. Any team is going to miss a player like Andy, but all credit to Carlton. He always works hard, he certainly worked his socks off in this game.‚ÄĚ

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