West Ham Transfer Latest: Allardyce steps up search for defensive reinforcements

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first_img1 West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is concentrating his transfer efforts on signing a central defender – as he feels his attack is in fine working order.The Hammers drew a blank in their Premier League opener against Tottenham at the weekend and James Collins was sent off for two yellow cards.James Tomkins is struggling with a niggling hamstring injury, although he could be passed fit for the weekend’s trip to Crystal Palace.“We’ve finished our search for players on the front line. Our main concern is at centre-half now,” Allardyce said.“We don’t have Collins because he’s suspended and we might not have Tomkins because of injury. That leaves us very short.”Allardyce has been linked most recently with loan bids for Manchester City defenders Micah Richards and Matija Nastasic. Sam Allardyce last_img

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