Ilan should be rewarded with a first team start as the second striker alongside Carlton Cole. His ability to chip in with the much needed goals surely must be weighing on Zola's mind come this Saturday against Sunderland. He could yet be the ace in the pack for West Ham.
Carlton Cole looked jaded since his return from injury. He should have put away that chance which Stanislas created for him. A fitter Cole would have done that. Still he is the best striker that West Ham have got. With Mido and McCarthy proving to be useless acquisitions so far, Cole is the only one capable of scoring regularly enough to get us out of trouble.
The clouds are clearing, well at least the defeats have ended and our relegation rivals are losing. We should build on this result and Sunderland, with only ONE away win all season, is a match that we need to win. The downside is that West Ham have to do the business without the inspirational Mr. Fantastic, Scotty Parker.
Come On You Irons!