Former West Ham striker Frank McAvennie has spoken on how he thinks new signing Danny Ings should be played by David Moyes.
Danny Ings was signed by West Ham in January from Aston Villa in an attempt to give the hammers more options when it comes to strikers. Along side summer signing Gianluca Scammaca and long term servant Michail Antonio, Ings was introduced to the team to give West Ham some more goals.
For a £12m fee, David Moyes brought Ings in with the intentions of giving Michail Antonio some sort of break and freshen up the squad after a poor run of form and hardly any goals. Although this didn’t seem to be the case, as the Villa striker seemed to have a similar run of form with only 2 goals since he arrived.
However Frank McAvennie believes that “Ings can’t play on his own” and further added, as reported by Football London,“I think he’s a great striker but he can’t play on his own, so why play him up front on his own? I don’t get it.”
The former striker spent 5 years altogether at West Ham and his advice is that the only way to get the best from the new striker is by playing him with Antonio. All though he is capable of putting the ball into the net, he can’t do the holding up work, he explained.
“Everyone can see that. He’s never played on his own. They’ve bought a few like this before. I wouldn’t even try him.”
“He can’t do the holding up work that you need to bring others in. Ings can’t do that. He’ll put the ball in the net. He’s got to play with Antonio or he doesn’t play at all. Don’t play him on his own.”
Written by Katie Vine