West Ham boss can now finally concentrate on playing football

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is pleased the January transfer window has closed and the focus can now return to playing football.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is pleased the January transfer window has closed and the focus can now return to playing football.

The deadline passed fairly quietly for Allardyce after he signed Joe Cole, Marouane Chamakh and Emanuel Pogatetz before the frantic final day.

"We are probably all waking up and, whether we have done enough or we haven't, we will all be pleased that we can focus purely on the games of football we have between now and the end of the season," he said.

"All of the usual mayhem has taken place yet again and we've all been in the middle of it at some stage or another and the distraction is a huge part of trying to get through this period of time and still produce results.

"For us we haven't got the results we wanted to try and get for one reason or another but we haven't gone too heavy into the financial side of the market."

Former Blackburn Rovers boss Allardyce believes managers can never be completely satisfied with the deals done during the window.

"We have strengthened and tried to strengthen the team as best we can and the most important thing at the end...was probably keeping hold of Mo Diame," Allardyce added.

"You're always disappointed in this window, I've never been delighted at the end of a window, in January anyway. It is always ferocious in terms of what you want to do but we have done as well as we possibly can do."

 
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