Rafa has to be upbeat at the moment with it being very easy for both fans and players to get downhearted because of our poor results.
But with 20 games left, we have enough time to recover especially if we can get the players Rafa needs in January to strengthen the side.
Tomorrow will be a tough game and with 7 points from their last three games, the Hammers have now gone from 5 points behind Newcastle to two points ahead of us.
But hey – a win tomorrow will see us go above them again.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – still out with a bad back
Here’s some of what Rafa said about West Ham and our injury situation during his press conference this afternoon:
“West Ham are a very good team. The manager changed but they already had some very good players.”
“They are reacting and doing well, so we need to make sure we give them a difficult game and we are confident we can beat them.”
“Mitrovic is still out with a problem with his back and is out for 1 week to 10 days.”
“Gamez has had an operation on his ankle, a little one. We also have some knocks which we must decide on who can play.”
That’s going to be almost three weeks Mitro will be out with his bad back.