West Ham United boss Alan Curbishley could have to dip into the January transfer market if their poor luck on the injury front continues.

"It is something we have got to discuss. With so many players not available it is very difficult to see where you start and we found last year how difficult it is to do things in the window. But if it gets any more critical it is something we have to think about."

Curbishley will have to work closely with new chairman Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson, who took over from Eggert Magnusson during the week.

"From being relatively stable in terms of appointments we have now had three chairmen in just over a year and two managers which is so unlike West Ham," said Curbishley.

"BG was instrumental in buying the club in the first place. He has been there from the outset. Everything had to go through him anyway so he is aware of everything that has happened at the club.

"We must move on and get on with it."