Search

West Ham star faces a hard day’s night in Lennon-McCartney battle

09:08 25 November 2012

George McCartney, West Ham United

George McCartney, West Ham United

EMPICS Sport

West Ham full back George McCartney knows he faces difficult afternoon when he comes up against Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon.

Aaron LennonAaron Lennon

Stopping the speedy Spurs winger is one of the keys to victory against the north Londoners and the Northern Ireland international is wary of the extreme pace.

“I have played against Aaron a few times and I know how quick he is,” McCartney said.

“It is different than when you are up against a midfield man who is playing wide.

“A real winger like Aaron will just stay out there waiting for the ball and it is hard to close him down straight away.

“With his pace, he can be very dangerous.”

The defender had encouraging words to say about under-fire star Andy Carroll, who is still without a West Ham goal since joining on loan from Liverpool.

“Andy had done a great job for us and any player is disappointed to be taken off,” McCartney added.

“But he is a great lad, very down-to-earth. He gives 100 per cent every game.

“I would back him to get goals and it won’t be long before he gets the first one.

“I am sure he will then go on a run.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Newham Sports News

60 minutes ago
Leyton Orient's Jobi McAnuff celebrates after his goal at Portsmouth (pic: Simon O'Connor).

League Two leaders come to E10 tomorrow and O’s are looking to beat them

Jobi McAnuff
Action from the latest round of Indoor League matches at the UEL SportsDock

A round-up of the latest news from the Essex County Board’s FE Chance to Shine

NewVic College
Manuel Lanzini, West Ham United

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has revealed that it will not be long before we see Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho

James Collins
Yesterday, 16:00
St Edward's won the Langdon Schools Sports Partnership mixed netball event

News from the latest Langdon Academy School Sports Partnership event

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe