West Ham United boss Alan Curbishley is delighted to be able to call on Peruvian veteran Nobby Solano.

Solano, who left Newcastle for a last hurrah in the capital, forced Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon into netting a match-turning own goal on his debut last month and perhaps should have scored himself in the 0-0 draw at Portsmouth last week.

Curbishley said: "I played him in the centre of the park even though most people see him as a wider player but he can adapt. He came on against Sunderland and had an impact and if he had got his headers sorted out he would have had an even bigger impact at Portsmouth. But most importantly he is a very experienced player who can adapt and get on with it."