West Ham boss Allardyce delighted with his Italian loan duo

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is delighted with the loan capture of Italian pair Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino.

Borriello arrives from AS Roma, while Nocerino moves from AC Milan.

"We never thought at the start of the window that a player of Antonio's quality would be available until the time the Essien transfer popped up," said Allardyce. "He wants to achieve as much as he has achieved in Italy. He wants to get in the Italy squad for the World Cup. Antonio is your box-to-box midfield player and has the quality of finding space. Playing at the top level in Italy brings a great deal of experience to go with the talent he has got.

"As for Marco, it is about getting him on the field and talking about nothing else other than score goals. We need somebody in that box to be productive, someone who only needs one or two chances (to score). He has got a good track record of being a lively frontman who scores a few goals, although recently that has not been the case due to a few niggly injuries."

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