West Ham United v Leeds United: Hammers player to watch

Kevin Nolan.

Kevin Nolan.

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West Ham United arrived in the Championship with the crux of a Premier League squad but the signing of Kevin Nolan came after their relegation.

His basic wage of around £40,000 a week at Newcastle United was no barrier to a transfer, and Nolan is as good a player as Leeds United will meet in the Championship.

Sam Allardyce has a plethora of players good enough to lift West Ham back in the Premier League but the Hammers boss has placed a lot of faith in Nolan and saw him claim his first goal of the season in last weekend’s 1-0 win over Doncaster.

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