Cole: My favourite Claret & Blue strike partner

Carlton Cole has a stellar cast of forwards to choose from when asked for his favourite strike partner in Claret & Blue.

The former Hammer spent the best part of a decade with the Club, finishing as top scorer in four different seasons.

But who did he strike up the best partnership with? Cole told us at the launch of our new home and away Umbro kits. 

He explained: "There was so much quality around and so many players that it’s hard to single one out, but there are a load who come to mind.

"There’s Mark Noble the captain, who’s actually a living legend. You’ve got Scotty Parker who did really well, Craig Bellamy, Dean Ashton, Marlon Harewood, Anton Ferdinand – I’m going to name all my mates!

"I did love to play with Di Michele, I had the best time up front with him. He would feed me on a plate and we scored some good goals.

"That goal up at Wigan, it was him who laid it on to me to curl into the net. That team there was a great team and I feel he got the best out of me."

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