By Paddy Kenny

17th Sep, 2022 | 8:00am

West Ham told to 'stop complaining' and 'deal with it' after official statement - pundit

West Ham can’t complain after they missed out on playing a weakened Newcastle United side.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the postponed game.

West Ham’s clash with an injury-stricken Newcastle United, set for Sunday (12 September), was postponed along with every other Premier League game that weekend after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Medical Insider Ben Dinnery told Football Insider earlier this month (2 September) that Callum Wilson, the club’s top scorer this season, may not feature for the Magpies until after the international break in October.

Bruno Guimaraes and Allan Saint-Maximin have also missed the club’s last two games through injury and were expected to miss last weekend’s clash against the Hammers.

Kenny claims West Ham are in no position to complain about missing out on playing the weakened side.

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“It works both ways, West Ham could sign a load of players in January and Newcastle would say the same,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“It’s just the way it is. Newcastle might have more players injured when the game is rearranged.

“Deal with it, stop complaining. It’s like when the pandemic was on, clubs missed whole squads for some games.

“There is nothing to be done, this has never happened before. These postponements and a World Cup in the middle of the season.

“I know they need a win and maybe they had a good chance against Newcastle but that’s life, you can’t do anything about it.

“It is what it is, get on with it.”

In other news, an ex-Premier League referee has swiped at Karren Brady after West Ham twist.