Collison: This is the main reason West Ham's new signings have settled so well

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Former West Ham star Jack Collison has explained why he feels new players are able to settle so quickly at the club.

Former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison explained in an exclusive podcast with Knees Up Mother Brown, why he feels new signings have been able to settle down so quickly at the club.

Collison recently trained with his old club to try and boost his fitness following his release from promotion chasing Ipswich in the Championship.

He’s been full of praise for the atmosphere around the club, which he suggests has helped the club’s foreign arrivals to hit the ground running.

“The boys love him (Nolan). The changing room that him and Sam Allardyce have built is a great place to be around, even now ,” said Collison.

“The foreign players have come in and have hit the ground running, that’s helped.”

Manager Sam Allardyce signed a number of non-British based players last season who have all become key parts of the first team within their first seasons at the club.

Cheikh Kouyate, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho and Alex Song are just a few examples and it’s important for any new players coming into a club to feel comfortable.

The comments show why it would be a good idea for the Hammers to offer Sam Allardyce a deal beyond this season and why the manager has to try and keep Kevin Nolan in the team wherever possible.

Although the Hammers have slipped off the pace over recent weeks, the boss does deserve some credit for the players he’s brought into the club this season.

If he does stay on, it will be interesting to see how he reinvents the team looking ahead to next season.

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