Monday, 5th May, 2014



Sam Allardyce is aiming to improve West Ham's attacking options over the summer, feeling he has largely nailed down a suitable defence, pointing to 14 clean sheets this season.

An impressive 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday at Upton Park cemented West Ham's spot in the Premier League next season.




But despite a two-goal victory, Allardyce sees work to do on the Hammers' attacking threat, as he declared himself pleased with his defence.

"Talented players are always important at this level of football. Players that can handle the ball and more importantly deliver in the final third are vital", he explained to his club's site.

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"Our 14 clean sheets this season is the best I've ever had and that was a massive goal that we've achieved.

"If we can carry that through to next season and add a bit more flair and finishing power then we should be looking to finish in the top ten or better. We've got to entertain the fans and play the right kind of football."

The Hammers have just one more game ahead of them this season, with a visit to Manchester City on the agenda next Sunday.

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