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West Ham boss in the market for defender

West Ham UnitedThe West Ham fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are already on Sam Allardyce’s back following their opening day defeat to Tottenham.

Allardyce’s side played most of the match against ten men and yet the Hammers were unable to find the back of the net – even missing a penalty.

To top it off they later had James Collins sent off for a second bookable offence and it has lead to the former Newcastle manager hunting for defensive cover before the window slams shut.

The East London outfit are also missing James Tomkins who is in a race to be fit for the Crystal Palace game as he tries to overcome a niggling hamstring problem.

Now, according to TalkSport, the Hammers boss has confirmed that his striker hunt is over and instead he is searching for defensive options.

The West Ham gaffer said: “We’ve finished our search for players on the front line. Our main concern is at centre-half now.

“We don’t have Collins because he’s suspended and we might not have Tomkins because of injury. That leaves us very short.”

It remains to be seen who Allardyce will target before the summer is out but he had been linked with loan moves for Manchester City defenders Micah Richards and Matija Nastasic.

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