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West Ham are right to put their trust in David Martin amid Roberto’s calamity

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West Ham United are going to give David Martin a chance to show what he can do in goal, according to Football Insider.

Manuel Pellegrini is said to be ready to trial him in what is regarded as the first-team during international break training, and the view is that he will start against Tottenham Hotspur if he impresses.

This is the correct decision from the Hammers manager, as he simply can’t afford to blindly stick with Roberto after all of the mistakes he has made.

The shocking attempt at a punch against Burnley and terrible positioning for Newcastle’s second are among the most obvious errors, but there have been many more.

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They have been costly for the team, who are now on a run of seven games without a win in all competitions, which has seen them drop down to 16th in the league.

When thinking of Martin’s on-pitch actions, many will likely think of his mistake for Millwall against Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup last season.

However, Phil Parkes has said the Englishman should not be judged on that moment alone, as reported by Claret & Hugh: “I think the manager needs to make sure that Alvin’s son Dave Martin is between the posts against Spurs.

“Ok, we know he had a bad game in a Cup match on television but before that, he had performed impeccably and has to be a better bet than the Spanish lad.”

Who should Pellegrini play in goal while Fabianski is out?



David Martin

David Martin

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The Englishman played 10 league games for Millwall last season, keeping 4 clean sheets and conceded 9 goals.

Considering Roberto has conceded 12 times in 6 Premier League games, it is definitely worth giving Martin a chance after the international break.

Article title: West Ham are right to put their trust in David Martin amid Roberto’s calamity

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