West Ham No.2 Alan Irvine gives update on club’s striker pursuit ahead of busy end to January

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Although they left it late, West Ham can be satisfied with the outcome of their tricky away FA Cup Third Round tie against Stockport County.

The win sets up a Fourth Round tie at home to Doncaster Rovers, with a potential Fifth Round clash at either Liverpool or Manchester United.

With just under three weeks left of this winter window the Hammers are a little light in the striking department, having sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax without a readymade replacement lied up.

In his interview after the win over Stockport, West Ham’s No.2, Alan Irvine, broached the subject when asked if there was any updates regarding a new front man coming in.

“Not that I’m aware of,” was his all too brief reply according to football.london.

Of course, the brevity of his answer and apparent terseness could very well be to do with not wanting to alert any other clubs to potential targets.

The club have money to spend by the end of January, but are believed to be willing to wait for the right exponent to come along rather than just hiring someone to ‘fill a gap.’

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  1. why do we always do business in the last two days if you want someone buy early, make sure you get them, todays strikers need to be mobile the likes of sima hlozek are the new strikers with great sell on potential come on gsb get your hands out of those deep pockets pleeeze

  2. Sullivan thinks he’s a genius, buy on the last day of the window and he saves a month of wages, forget that we then have a month with one converted striker

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