Michael Brown admits he feels sorry for West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere after his nightmare spell at the London Stadium.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and Portsmouth star admits fans have not seen the best of the former Arsenal man due to his fitness problems.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Hammers are willing to get rid of the 28-year-old for nothing this summer as David Sullivan works on trying to find a club to take him.
Brown insists the midfielder has a great amount of talent at his disposal but that his injury woes have stopped him demonstrating it out on the pitch.
Brown told Football Insider: “I think when players have certain injuries, it’s difficult to recover from them and to train week in, week out.
“He’ll want to play football. He’s such a great talent, as we all know. When you’re injured, there’s nothing worse when certain things keeping happening to you. You’re doing everything you can, it’s a lonely place.
“I feel sorry for him and the amount of injuries he’s had. A top player, we haven’t seen the best of what we would have as such a great talent.
“Hopefully he can get over these injuries but it’s proving a little bit difficult to get him up to full speed and full tempo that we would have expected.”
Wilshere has just 16 appearances under his belt for the Hammers, with half of those coming this season.
He has been missing since October due to a hernia in his groin.
In other West Ham news, Darren Bent has been blown away by a transfer claim at the London Stadium.