Valencia suffers freak injury

Valencia???s absence is a big blow for Allardyce, who already had few attacking options before the game with the north London side.

???It???s not really an injury, in terms of an accident, which is Enner Valencia,??? said Allardyce.

???He had an accident at home and has cut his big toe quite severely on a broken cup and that has been stitched.

???We???re not exactly certain but we think it may be too soon for him to be considered for this game.

???A freak accident at home is something that we didn???t expect, but these are the things that seem tio happen.

???And of course with it being one of our few strikers available, again it???s a big blow for us if that is the case.?????