Allardyce seeks to loan out fringe players

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is hoping to send some of the lesser used members of his squad out on loan to gain much needed match practice, according to talkSPORT.

Allardyce was one of the busier managers in the summer transfer window, as West Ham secured the services on nine new players. The arrival of such a quantity of fresh blood has meant a number of players have struggled for game time as the season has got underway.

The Hammers boss confirmed that he was close to offloading some members of his rapidly expanding squad as the transfer window came to a close, and is now hoping to use the emergency loan system to ensure as many of his squad as possible are seeing first team action.

“It would have had to be one phase of the season, from the start of the season to January,” Allardyce confirmed. “But we are on the emergency loan window now so it is more flexible for me to let them out for 30 days, 60 days or 90 days.”

He also stated however that he wished for his players to be playing at a suitable level, and not drop too far down the leagues in pursuit of match practice. “From my point of view it has to be a Championship club to get them first team football and if that arises in the next couple of weeks we will look at it.”

One West Ham player with recent loan experience who may find himself farmed out again is midfielder Ravel Morrison. The 21-year-old joined the Hammers from Manchester United in 2012 for a fee thought to be around £650,000, but has struggled to make himself a regular at Upton Park. He spent the whole of the 2012/13 season with Birmingham City, and also scored six goals in 17 games for Queens Park Rangers while on loan last season.

England under-17 international Diego Poyet, who joined West Ham from Charlton Athletic this summer, is another likely candidate for a temporary spell away from his parent club.

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