English Premiership

New boys please Big Sam

2014-10-07 14:19
Sam Allardyce (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce says he is delighted with how quickly the club's new signings have settled in at Upton Park.

The Hammers signed Diafra Sakho, Mauro Zarate, Cheikhou Kouyate, Enner Valencia, Aaron Cresswell and Alex Song in the off-season and they have all made strong starts to the Premier League season.

And Allardyce revealed his surprise that the newcomers have adjusted to their new surroundings as quickly as they have.

"If I'm honest they've settled in quicker than I expected," he told the club's official website.

"Kouyate made a fantastic impact before he got injured, obviously Valencia and Sakho have been brilliant as well. Mauro has found it a little bit more difficult but overall has done very well.

"Aaron Cresswell looks like he's played in the Premier League all his career. We all know about Alex Song, he's not even fit yet - when he is, we'll see even more of him.

"Our strength in depth was tested [on Sunday] as we had seven players out injured but I thought we coped magnificently."


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