West Ham shall be livid after midfielder Declan Rice was neglected on this season’s Premier League Participant of the Season awards.
The shortlist has been launched and it contains Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joao Cancelo, Kevin de Bruyne, Bukayo Saka, Mo Salah, Son Heung-min, James Ward-Prowse and final however not least Jarrod Bowen.
Make no mistake, it was nice to see the Hammer winger on the listing – he has had a terrific season however how has he been chosen, and Rice hasn’t?
With all due respect, it’s completely farcical that Ward-Prowse has been nominated and the Irons vice-captain hasn’t – it is mindless in any respect.
So as to add insult to damage, David Moyes wasn’t nominated for the Supervisor of the Season award both after the spectacular marketing campaign he has spearheaded on the London Stadium.
What do the pair must do to be nominated? It’s one more instance of the Hammers being disgracefully neglected regardless of big success.
The underside line is that Rice deserved to be on the shortlist – he has outperformed a number of of the names included and has singlehandedly carried the Irons at occasions this season.
In different West Ham information, Martin Samuel has responded to the most recent West Ham London Stadium developments dubbing it the “deal of the century”.