David Gold promises 'at least' five West Ham signings, Allardyce fights back

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The latest West Ham news from both co-chairman and manager.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold says he is 'optimistic' about next season - because three regular faces will be back from injury.

But Gold has also promised 'at least five' new signings at Upton Park.

Indeed, the co-chairman took to Twitter on Sunday night and name-checked Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and James Tomkins' fitness as key to West Ham's fortunes.

And Gold also promised new faces for the east London side. West Ham currently sit 11th in the Premier League table after a run of just three wins in 20 games.

Meanwhile, Sam Allardyce has come out fighting with regard to his job prospects, according to the Daily Express.

The West Ham boss's contract runs out at the end of the current season and fans appear to have decided that they want the 60-year-old out of the Upton Park hotseat before next term.

But Allardyce insists the Hammers board have never told him he is not doing a good job and is not worried about his position, saying he doesn't have to prove himself.

He told reporters after the 2-1 loss to Everton: "I haven't heard the board say I am not doing a good job but, we will find out in a week or so. If they get rid of me, I can ask them why.

"But I don't worry about my position any more, and I don't have to prove myself, I just have to wait for a decision."

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