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Adrian Durham claimed he will be in tears if goalkeeper David Martin makes his West Ham debut against Tottenham on Saturday.

The talkSPORT broadcaster claimed it would be an incredibly emotional story if Martin gets to pull on a West Ham shirt on Saturday due to how many years his dad, Alvin, was at the club.

Durham shared that he’d be in tears over the moment due to what it would mean, let alone Alvin Martin potentially being in tears.

“It will be an incredibly emotional story if David Martin pulls on a West Ham shirt after all the years his dad was at the club,” said Durham on talkSPORT (17:28, Friday, November 22nd).

“I’ll be in the tears nevermind Alvin.”


Alvin Martin has legendary status at the Hammers as he made 596 appearances for the club, and in fact, it wasn’t long ago that he was voted the 8th best Hammer of all time, so of course, it will be pretty special to see his son in someways give his West Ham legacy a further boost by featuring for the club. However, the chances of seeing Martin, who stands at 6ft 2in tall, as per Transfermarkt, feature on Saturday seem slim. ExWHUemployee previously claimed that Manuel Pellegrini originally had no intention of playing Martin after welcoming him from Millwall in the summer, and that stance surely hasn’t changed. After all, it would be a pretty big u-turn for a manager to utilise a player who previously had no chance of playing in one of the club’s biggest games of the season. Tottenham are the Hammers’ biggest rivals and it would be a huge risk to play Martin as with Pellegrini’s side on a six-match winless run, it could end up costing the manager his job if the goalkeeper gets exposed.

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