Test out young Hammers Pards

Long criticised for continually starting inconsistent players like Nigel Reo-Coker and Matthew Etherington, Pardew could do worse than introducing some of our young hopefuls like the much admired Mark Noble and winger Kyel Reid .

Irons fans will remember the spirited performance Noble gave last season keeping Edgar Davids in his pocket when West Ham visited White Hart Lane. Noble has since impressed on loan at Ipswich playing in a variety of roles but particularly impressive along the right side of midfield. Noble would at least give the potential for width on the right, something the team has been lacking all season.

Looking now at the two players who continually occupy our left side, you would find it hard to believe that their inter-play and overlapping was the catalyst for the majority of West Ham's goals last season. Now, Paul Konchesky and Matthew Etherington seem a million miles away from that accolade. For me it's time to show faith in George McCartney for Konchesky's spot, and Reid, Bowyer, Benayoun or even Zamora to occupy the left flank. Reo-Coker needs to feel there options behind him and the use of Yossi in his position would not be a bad choice, or even Mascherano who is clearly more than just a holding midfielder.

From now on Pardew needs to send out a message. If you dont play well, you dont play, and in the light of recent performances its time for AP to be hard on players who dont produce the goods.