Allardyce ready to loan


poyetSam Allardyce has revealed that he is ready to allow certain players the chance of going out on loan .

Elliott Lee and Diego Poyet could be among those who get the opportunity and other midfielders currently not getting into the squad could be sent out given the number of players available in that position.

Poyet has been linked with a return to Charlton and given his undoubted talent will clearly benefit from a spell in the Championship.

Allardyce – speaking to London24 – is reported as admitting he was close to letting some players leave towards the end of the transfer window but using the emergency loan system suits him and West Ham far more.

He said: “There was a possibility of that before the transfer deadline but I didn’t take the opportunity to loan the players out,.

“It would have had to be one phase of the season, so from the start of the season to January.

“But we are on the emergency loan window now so it is more flexible for me to let them out for 30 days, 60 days or 90 days.

“That will get them first team experience but also I won’t lose them for too long just in case we run into an injury problem. But we will look at the emergency loan system and decide that one or two could benefit from it.

“From my point of view it has to be a Championship club to get them first team football and if that arises in the next couple of weeks we will look at it.

“It just depends at the time, when the club makes the call, we will sit and debate it and see if the player in question will benefit from playing for that club on a month’s loan or not.”

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