Allardyce grateful to West Ham board for transfer backing

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has praised his board for backing him in the summer market. Allardyce delighted with the some of the options he now has at his disposal.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has praised his board for backing him in the summer market.

Allardyce delighted with the some of the options he now has at his disposal.

"The last three signings that the co-chairmen okayed were brilliant for us," he said.

"I think Matt Jarvis, Andy Carroll and Yossi (Benayoun) are all of great talent in their own positions and all of a different talent that makes us a much better team and a much better squad.

"Hopefully when they get the opportunity to play they will show those talents from the very first opportunity they get.

"We have got Matt Jarvis who is the provider of more crosses than anyone else in the Premier League during his time at Wolves.

"We've got Yossi Benayoun with his quick feet and his ability to beat players in and around the final third - and we have got Andy Carroll who plays up front and in his own right is a fantastic centre-forward through his sheer talent, determination and his size.

"Those three players will make our side look good for the rest of this season."

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