Sam Allardyce wants West Ham to be more ruthless

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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce wanted his side to be sharper in the final third against Burnley.

Sam Allardyce says that West Ham United's current 'weakness' is their inability to take their chances.

The Hammers have been well off form since the start of 2015, winning just three of their last 17 matches, and Allardyce feels it is because they have lacked a cutting edge.

West Ham's forwards have been unable to maintain their early-season form, with their struggles further highlighted in their last Premier League outing against Burnley. 

Allardyce's men had a number of opportunities against the relegation-threatened Clarets, but they only took one of them and the 60-year-old boss is looking for a marked improvement in this area.

West Ham's problems in front of goal have, in part, been down to injury to key men. The likes of Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll, who looked in fine form earlier in the campaign, have seen their progress halted by fitness issues.

Enner Valencia, meanwhile, has struggled to find the back of the net on a consistent basis in his first season in England, and Carlton Cole has never been a regular goalscorer. 

It means that a striker is likely to be on the Hammers' wishlist for the summer, as they look to build a squad which can put them into contention to claim a European place. 

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