Allardyce: Sakho 'touch and go' for trip to Stoke City

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has said that Diafra Sakho is 'touch and go' for the trip to the Britannia Stadium after picking up an injury in last weekend's win over Manchester City, and gave an injury update on several other members of the squad.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has said that in-form striker Diafro Sakho is 'touch and go' for this weekend's meeting with Stoke City as he gave a full injury update ahead of their trip to the Britannia Stadium.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, the Hammers' boss said: "We will see what he's like tomorrow and make a decision from there."

Sakho has had a terrific start to the season, which has played a large part in West Ham's climb to fourth in the Premier League table after nine games, on a run which has included wins over Liverpool and Manchester City.

The 24-year-old has so far scored six goals from seven appearances in the league, so losing him for the trip to Stoke would be a bit of a blow for Allardyce.

On his side's start to the season, he added: "I think we're surprised at how well we've hit the level of performance consistently, given now many new players have had to settle in.

"There's only one and a half performances that haven't been up to scratch in nine matches and that's fantastic consistency."

Andy Carroll was also mentioned in the press conference, with the Hammers' boss suggesting that Carroll is getting closer to being considered for selection, whilst two other members of the side are back in contention for the weekend. 

"Andy has to go through what for him is the final part of a pre-season after recovery, and ease himself slowly into games.

"James Tomkins is back and Matt Jarvis is back in the squad and the others we're waiting patiently for."

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