Last Updated: Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:40
Sam Allardyce has confirmed that he intends to bring new players into his struggling West Ham squad in the January transfer window.
The Hammers' chief watched his side's run without a Premier League win stretched to five games with a 3-0 defeat to London rivals Chelsea at Upton Park on Saturday evening.
The side now sits just outside the relegation zone on goal difference and continues to be without influential striker Andy Carroll and Winston Reid because of respective injury problems.
As a result, Allardyce is looking to draft in some reinforcements in the New Year while aiming to get the best out of his current crop of players in the meantime.
He said: "If you can strengthen particularly on the front line we would like to but we can't do that until January, and January is a long way off with the amount of games we've got in December.
"We've got six games in December as well as next week so we've got a lot of points at stake that we must try and get. The big time for me is Fulham here then Crystal Palace away, so that's got to be four points minimum."
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