Sam Allardyce pleased to have Teddy Sheringham at West Ham United

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

The former Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Portsmouth and West Ham United striker is at one of his old clubs to help out their front men.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has said having Teddy Sheringham at the club as their forwards coach is a good fit.

In a column for the London Evening Standard, Allardyce has commented on the plaudits the former Nottingham Forest, Tottenham, Manchester United, Portsmouth and West Ham striker has been receiving for his work at Upton Park so far.

He said: "I’ve heard and seen that Teddy Sheringham, our forwards coach, has been given much of the credit for our offensive improvement. That’s natural and we have plenty of time for Teddy to make the players even better. It’s good to have him here and leave him with that responsibility but it’s not right to single out any individual - everyone here takes an equal share of the credit and the criticism and that’s how it should be. Teddy is enjoying it at the club, though, and we’re enjoying having him. He brings us something else - it’s a nice fit."

The signing of Enner Valencia and the improved form of Stewart Downing has been talked about so far this season as well as the impressive performances of Diafra Sakho.

Allardyce has been tasked with the making his side more pleasing on the eye, and as a result they look stronger going forward - though he did mention he wanted his side to keep more clean sheets.  

They certainly carry more of an attacking threat this season and as a result have been involved in some close games with the sides holding real ambitions of finishing towards the top of the table - whilst the Hammers have taken the notable scalp of Liverpool this season.

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