By Emma Sanders
West Ham fans have reacted with concern on Twitter following the news that James Collins has had to withdraw from Wales’ squad to face Serbia on Saturday evening.
The defender could miss the crunch clash against Tottenham on 19th November if he has suffered an injury, though the details of his withdrawal are yet to be released.
Collins was named as part of the Wales squad to face Serbia in their World Cup qualifier and would be a big loss to the Hammers if he is forced to sit out the clash against Tottenham.
James Collins has withdrawn from Wales' squad to face Serbia in Saturday's World Cup qualifier.
Joe Walsh from MK Dons takes his place. pic.twitter.com/5xH2KQklA5
— BBC Wales Sport (@BBCWalesSport) November 8, 2016
The 33 year-old has started nine games this season at centre-back and is one of the senior members of Slaven Bilic’s squad, who have been struggling so far.
The Hammers currently sit just one point off the relegation zone and have not demonstrated the form they showed in the Premier League last season.
West Ham are faced with a tough encounter against London rivals Tottenham following the international break and will be hoping to pick up their first victory in three games.
Fans reacted to the news on Twitter with worry as Collins’ international withdraw could have more severe consequences for the Hammers.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
— Ed Williamson (@edwilliamson95) November 8, 2016
James Collins pulls out of the Wales squad…??
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) November 8, 2016
James Collins pulls out of the wales squad due to im injury. Another CB gone.
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) November 8, 2016
@westhamtransfer Og, Reid and Kouyate are our best back 3 anyway. Hopefully Ox might actually get some game time.
— Chris Burrell (@deanashtonsfoot) November 8, 2016
— Karcher (@karcher_nufc) November 8, 2016
In other West Ham news, this senior club man delivers a positive injury update on missing striker.