West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is ready to go with Modibo Maiga with Ricardo Vaz Te now out for 12 weeks due to an elbow injury.

Maiga has impressed Allardyce and his backroom team during training and first-team cameos during his opening weeks in England.

And the 26-year-old is in line to play against Southampton on October 20. The Mali forward is yet to make a Premier League start since his £4.7million arrival from Sochaux, but has scored twice in the Capital One Cup.