Allardyce sees central defender as crucial for West Ham
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is desperate to sign a centre-half on loan. Allardyce needs to bring in defensive reinforcements after New Zealand international Winston Reid suffered a dislocated shoulder last week.
"My main priority is to find a central-defender to loan for the next two or three months," said Allardyce, whose team head into the international break lying second in the npower Championship.
"I have to fill that position and help us carry on this great run of results that we are on."