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NEW ARRIVALS

Sam Allardyce wants to bring new arrivals to West Ham and one of the players who is on top of his list is Tottenham’s Kyle Naughton as he could be a long-term replacement for the 32 years old Guy Demel.

Some weeks ago Naughton revealed stated that if his situation with West Ham continues going on the way it is then he would leave Tottenham as he has made less than 9 appearances for the club in this season and he wants more playing time.

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NO SYMPATHY

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has revealed that he has no sympathy for the relegated Blackburn Rovers, whom he used to manage a few seasons ago.

The former Bolton Wanderers manager was sacked in the most acrimonious circumstances by the Blackburn board. He was eventually replaced by his assistant Steve Kean, who has since slandered Allardyce according to the Liverpool fanzine.

ALLARDYCE STILL CONFIDENT

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has said that he is confident of getting automatic promotion this season even though his side dropped yet more points in the Championship.

West Ham United at one of the favourites to qualify for the automatic promotion spots, but at the last few weeks has witnessed a major turnover in the fortunes of the club.

WEST HAM SCRAMBLE A DRAW

West Ham managed to retain their place at the top of the Coca Cola Championship with a battling 1 -1 draw against fellow promotion candidates Southampton at Upton Park recently.

The fact that Sam Allardyce’s men managed to gain this point after playing the majority of the game with 10 men makes their performance even more impressive.

West Ham are 1 point ahead of Southampton in the race for the Championship title, with Cardiff city only 4 points adrift after a 3 - 1 home win against Peterborough United.

ALLARDYCE PRAISES CHARACTER

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has said that the 2-1 victory over Millwall during the weekend was enough to prove the character within the West Ham United dressing room.

The local derby between the two clubs was expected to be a tight encounter and it turned out to be one. West Ham United took the lead in the first half through Carlton Cole.

ALLARDYCE DISAPPOINTED WITH MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Sam Allardyce has said that he is extremely disappointed with the way West Ham United lost the opportunity to go level on points with Southampton at the top of the Championship table.

West Ham United could only manage a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City in the latest round of Championship fixtures, which also gave Southampton the opportunity to extend a small three point lead at the top of the table.

Allardyce eyes reinforcements

Sam Allardyce has a shortlist of 25 players as he looks to bolster his injury-hit West Ham squad during the January transfer window.

He is currently coping without eight first-team players, while suspensions to Jack Collison and Joey O’Brien have also made things tough.

Speaking to BBC London 94.9, he said: “There are about 25 names on my pad already at the minute.

"It is important to sift through the information we have and try to make the right choices as quickly as we can."

BIG SAM UNHAPPY WITH FANS

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce isn't happy with the constant moaning from fans - especially given that the team are currently on good form!

Whilst he could understand the fans concerns if the team was losing each match, he didn't expect to be having to answer to fans when the team are lying in 2nd place in the Championship, and with a great chance to get promoted.

"I don't know why they are moaning about winning," Allardyce told the Newham Recorder. "Because all this team did before was lose.

"It doesn't make any sense to me, but you're talking about the small handful.

ALLARDYCE TARGETS RETURN

Sam Allardyce has said that West Ham will be targeting to return to the Premier league. "As difficult a task as that is going to be, it can be achieved," he said.

"With the club the size of West Ham it needs to be achieved as soon as possible because the long term goal is the Olympic stadium."

The former Bolton and Blackburn boss replaced Avram Grant after the Hammers' relegation to the Championship.

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