Dean Windass has told Football FanCast that Adam Armstrong is not good enough to lead the line for West Ham United.
The Irons are, of course, looking to qualify for the Champions League and are currently just two points behind Chelsea following the Blues’ win over Liverpool.
West Ham only have one out-and-out striker, in Michail Antonio, and are in need of a new forward when the window opens.
They have been linked with a clutch of attackers but Armstrong seems to have stuck as a potential link but Windass does not think that he is good enough, especially if they do finish in the top four, something the former Premier League striker has his doubts over.
Windass was asked if Armstrong could be the answer for the Hammers and told FFC: “Nope. I think, for me, no.
“West Ham, I don’t think they’ll get in the top four. I might be wrong. But then, at the end of the day, they’ve had a wonderful season under Moyes, he’s probably sat at home with his wife, having a coffee, thinking, ‘wow, I can’t believe I’m in the top four at this present time with players like that’.”
Windass admits, though, that he got it wrong when it came to Jarrod Bowen, who has emerged as a key player under Moyes.
Bowen previously played for one of Windass’ old clubs, Hull City, and he has gone on to make 41 appearances for the Hammers, scoring six goals and laying on eight assists.
Windass added: “I might be wrong, I was wrong about Jarrod Bowen, I was working at Hull City as an ambassador, people asked me if he’d be good enough to play in the Premier League. I said no. He’s proved me wrong.
“He’s been absolutely magnificent for West Ham, has Jarrod Bowen. I might be wrong about the boy at Blackburn but I just think to push on again, like Arsenal want to push and play in the Champions League, you need better.
“I’m not being disrespectful to the boy but you need better players than that, unfortunately.”