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Allardyce: This West Ham best team I've worked with

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce rates his current team the best of his career.

In the 2006-07 season Allardyce's Bolton Wanderers found themselves third by the turn of the year, but defeat to Liverpool on New Years Day was followed by another three games without a win and the team ended up finishing seventh.

"We were flying at Bolton at that time and were very close to getting where none of us expected," Allardyce said.

"The prospects we have now is that this is a bigger squad than that one and has more strength in depth than this one. It has not quite got the experience but we have a lot of strength in depth and in the deeper end of the squad we have a lot of good players to step in when needed.

"That was not the case at Bolton. We had a strong 14 or 15 but nothing more than that. That is why it never lasted at Bolton, sadly."

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