Search

Carlton expects to be ‘reinvigorated’ by Middle East jaunt

09:04 13 February 2013

West Ham United

West Ham United's Carlton Cole. Photo: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Striker Carlton Cole is in no doubt West Ham’s warm-weather break to Dubai will boost players’ stamina levels.

The Hammers are not in action again until the visit of London rivals Tottenham on February 25 so they have flown to the Middle East to recharge the batteries ahead of the Premier League run-in.

They did the same last year and it saw the Irons come back to Britain and lose just one of their final 14 games as they fired their way back to the top-flight through the Championship play-offs.

After a fourth loss in six league games at Aston Villa at the weekend, manager Sam Allardyce is hoping for a similar boost as they look to avoid the trap door back to the second tier saying: “It worked last year”

Cole agreed, telling West Ham TV: “The boys will be re-charged and reinvigorated.

“We keep focused on training and doing the right things, but the difference is that you benefit from the warmer weather and it is in a different environment, just a change and it mixes it up for all the lads.

“I have always found it positive and we have come back to good results after trips like this.

“It is a chance for the team to also look at what we have done so far and what there is still to be done, talking and looking at this all together.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 16:00
Hornchurch Athletic's clubhouse in Hylands Park

Hornchurch Athletic’s Nathaniel Bastin is writing a regular blog during the 2015 season

Yesterday, 14:30
O's keeper Alex Cisak makes a save (pic: Simon O'Connor)

George Sessions provides player ratings following the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United

Josh Wright
Yesterday, 13:00
West Ham United's Adrian and Queens Park Rangers' Charlie Austin clash during the Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, London.

Hammers goalkeeper Adrian talks us through his spot-kick shenanigans

James Collins
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Haringey Borough striker Darrell Cox (right) scored eight times in a 12-0 win over Tower Hamlets (pic: Tony Gay)

Essex Senior League: Haringey Boro 12 Tower Hamlets 0

London

Most read sport

Competitions

Two phones. Same phone case. Genius.

To celebrate the launch of the first luxury dual phone case, PearPeel, we are giving away two of the black leather Rocha cases, perfect for holding two iPhone 6 handsets.

Read more
Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder