West Ham boss Allardyce pleads for transfer cash

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce says he needs transfer cash for the January market.

James Tomkins and Modibo Maiga were the only players on Allardyce's bench with any experience, with Big Sam otherwise having to rely on kids.

And he admits if the injuries fail to clear up then his squad will need bolstering.

Allardyce said: "The main priority for us is to get the players back. But we always need a bit of help as a manager.

"We're never going to turn one down are we? Or two! You've always got to try.

"If there's anybody there who can enhance or better the team then we would like to go for them.

"Whether that's short-term, long-term, it depends when the window opens who is actually available and who we can to get to come in.

"When you've got that many injuries you're always worried as a manager because you wonder whether your team's going to be capable of holding out.

"I'm really relieved we got a point. I have to say the lads did a great job coping."

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