Last Chance Saloon For Several Fringe West Ham Players

Saturday afternoon's match against Southampton has little relevance on paper, Saints secured their premiership status last week and Hammers, already way safe from relegation, cannot reach a Europa league seventh spot following Everton's victory against Burnley yesterday evening.

So there seems little to play for except pride and league position, the latter being worth around £1.5 Million per place above the drop zone, so if Hammers finish 9th they will receive £12 Million in 'bonus' payments. However the match is really significant to several fringe players who will be under scrutiny, Manuel Pellegrini has not made his mind up fully regarding one or two of them, so the Saints match and the last fixture away to Watford will be the last chance for them to show that their services should be retained.

Samir Nasri, Pedro Obiang and Lucas Perez are the players on the cusp, if they are included in the match day squad then they may have the chance to prove themselves, if they are not it would appear their fate is already sealed. - Ed

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Of probables to go, for me obiang & perez are the 2 that could prove to be worth keeping hold of but if they dont get a chance like you say nev they will be offski!!

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