After Paul Kitson's Fantastic Hat-trick At Charlton On Monday Night, Do You Think That The Striker Deserves An Extended Run In The First Team, Or Shou

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Andy Morris, Rochester
Kits deserves his chance - whenever he has played for West Ham he has scored goals - his goals/games ratio is second to none...he was also the last West Ham player to score a hat-trick before last night. Kanoute must now wait his turn to play again - this is how squad competition should work.

Andy Papps, Harold Wood
Kitson should definitley be given his chance in the first team. Players should be judged on their current performances and Kitson was outstanding last night, not only for his goals but for his first touch and distribution.

Andy Marriott, Basildon
I saw Fredi play against Fulham, where apart from one shot which hit the post he looked sluggish and off the pace. I dont know how much of that was down to injury, but he certainly looked nowhere near sharp enough. We don't always have the luxury of having good enough players fighting for places so it would do Fredi good to leave him out if Kits is doing the business to let him know someone was also in line for his shirt.

Stephen Evans, London
No question, Fredi has to come back as soon as he's fit. He's probably the best player we have at the moment - against Charlton we really missed his speed, his aerial ability and his ability to hold up the ball. I'd actually like to see a poacher such as Kitson or Defoe alongside him to feed off his flicks. I think that the real question is not whether to leave Fredi out, but whether to make the braver decision to leave out Paolo or move him to the wing.

Robert Downes, Sheffield
Yes, he definitely deserves a run in the team. Anybody who gets a hat-trick should be first name down on the teamsheet for the next game, even if you've got Owen on the bench waiting to come back! Okay, so the defending last night was non-existent, but Kitson's confidence must be sky high. Let's see what he can do against better defenders on Saturday.

Lee Russon, Hatfield, Herts
This is a very tough question. Paul Kitson without a shadow of doubt was a different class on Monday night, I would go as far to say it was his best performance in a West Ham shirt. Every time he got the ball he looked very dangerous. Roeder now has a selection problem, considering that we always seemed to have lacked firepower over the years it is nice to have options in that part of the field. I don't think you can deny him a place against Spurs and we will have to see how he does from there.

Dave Witts, Hong Kong
You play the man in form. I would have thought that was obvious to anyone. Paul Kitson knows where the net is and we are in desperate need of results as well as 'repairing' our woeful goal difference.