Sam Allardyce will look to bring in Chelsea centre forward Demba Ba , to ease the club’s worrying lack of goals and the hammers are also without a recognised target man , with Andy Carroll out for several months yet with an injury he sustained in the summer.
The East Londoners, who used a 4-6-0 formation again, ended a run of three home League defeats after a dull 0-0 draw against Aston Villa, in an even game at Upton Park, a result which leaves Allardyce’s men in a mid-table position.
But they have now failed to score in six of their 10 Premier League games this season and the lack of a cutting edge is costing them points in an ever tight Barclays Premier League table, as we approach the busy hectic fixture pile up over the next coming week’s and month’s.The Hammers have relied on the inconsistant Modibo Maiga, and have even been forced into signing former veteran striker Carlton Cole, who left the club in the summer.
The Upton Park club also signed croat Mdlan Petric on a free transfer from Fulham earlier this summer.
However, after failing with deadline day moves for Romelu Lukaku, and Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner from London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal respectivly. Following his sides recent struggles Allardyce has stated that former West Ham favourite Demba Ba, who spent a spell at the club in 2011, and scored seven goals with his time at the east London club in their relegation campaign, before swiftly moving onto Newcastle United in the summer of that year.
“We tried to get three top loan strikers who play in this country but we failed to get all three. They went elsewhere and played for another club and one stayed where he was.
“We will have to try again depending how Carlton and Mladen go before the end of January. If they come good and Andy gets back there will be no need for another striker.”
Ba, who only moved to Chelsea in January this year, has struggled to settle in at the west London outfit after a big money move.
By Ben Reardon