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Nolan hails impact of West Ham striker signings

West Ham United captain Kevin Nolan says their new forwards have made the difference this season.

The Hammers go to Burnley this weekend.

Nolan said: "The difference between last season and this one is now we have forwards. Last year, because of injuries, it was difficult but the two lads we've brought in - Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho - have adapted so well to the pace and power of the Premier League.

"Their work ethic is brilliant, they're both good lads to have here - plus Carlton Cole, who is much fitter than this time last year, and Andy Carroll also coming back in the not too distant future.

"I don't need a target man to play off. I've played in a variety of positions and last year, although it was a difficult season, I still scored seven important goals, which helped ensure we were safe.

"I know that, when I do get back, I will get chances because I have players to work off. I'm really looking forward to playing behind those two lads up front. I'm really confident I can contribute."

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