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There will not be any changes at the helm of West Ham United, according to Darren Lewis of the Mirror, and the club will back manager Sam Allardyce in the January transfer window.
The Hammers are in the mire towards the foot of the Premier League table, with a lack of goals from their forwards a real area of concern.
Despite the precarious position, West Ham’s owners will not be reaching for the guillotine. Instead, reports Lewis, they will hand Allardyce the funds to raid the market.
Lewis suggests West Ham will look to press ahead with loan deals for Asamoah Gyan of Al Ain and Everton’s Nikica Jelavic.
The need for a striker is heightened by the potential departure of Carlton Cole to Queens Park Rangers when his short-term expires later in January.
Lewis has quotes from QPR boss Harry Redknapp on Cole:
It’s difficult, as he belongs to West Ham still. Sam Allardyce has his own problems with injuries and everything there.
Carlton is a good player and I like him. He is one of many players we are looking at but if West Ham decide to keep him, it can’t happen.