The striker has joined on-loan from Arsenal.
Allardyce said: "He's itching and hungry to get back and show what he can do. We'll try and get him to be that goal threat that he was ultimately at Bordeaux. Obviously he's been very disappointed with his lack of involvement at Arsenal.
"I think Arsene Wenger must've thought he's good enough for Arsenal and we'll play to his strengths. With Emmanuel Adebayor they used to cross balls so I don' t know why they didn't for Chamakh. Now with Olivier Giroud, they will cross balls for him. Obviously it hasn't worked there but hopefully it will work for us.
"We'll give him the platform by feeding him the right type of balls. You provide the service he needs in terms of how he plays. He's exceptionally good in the air and he's really good at getting between defenders from crosses. We can provide the ammunition for him to hopefully get a few goals."