Allardyce calls on West Ham share goal burden in Carroll absence

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes his team must start converting chances in the absence of injured striker Andy Carroll, reports Sky Sports.

Allardyce’s side have scored just four goals in six Premier League appearances without England international Carroll, who is absent with a heel injury.

The Hammers travel to Tottenham on Sunday and Allardyce is keen for them to make the most of the opportunities they are creating, after they spurned numerous chances to score in the 1-0 defeat to Hull last weekend. “Our season doesn’t hinge on Andy getting back. He is a big player in many ways, but our failing is not that we have lacked chances,” he said.

What we have lacked is taking them and our players can’t keep missing them. We had 19 attempts on goal away from home in the Premier League last week. We dominated the game but failed to score.

All the other players getting these chances have failed to put one in the net, and that’s why we’re suffering the consequences. We’ve always been a team who have shared the goals out, but we’re not doing that at the moment.

Allardyce’s side failed to score on Saturday against newly promoted Hull City, Robbie Brady’s first-half penalty was enough to earn the Tigers all three points at the KC stadium. West Ham are currently 17th in the Premier League having won just the once this season.

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