West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has taken a swipe at Blackburn Rovers.

While the relegation of Bolton, another of his former clubs for whom he still has great affection, saddened Allardyce he was unconcerned by the demise of their north-west rivals.

"I have to say there wasn't much feeling when Blackburn were relegated because of the way they treated me," he said.

"Bolton is a different story because I left them and I only did that because of their lack of ambition. Everyone knows how much the club means to me and always will, so I was saddened by their relegation."