Allardyce hungry for goals at Southampton

The West Ham manager is concerned by his side's failure to score in their last two matches and is keen for them to take their chances when they come at St Mary's Stadium
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has urged his side to find their finishing touch when they meet Southampton on Sunday.

The Hammers, who scored two fewer goals than relegated Wigan last season, have drawn a blank in their last two Premier League games of 2013-14, drawing with Newcastle and losing 1-0 to Stoke City, having opened the campaign with a 2-0 victory over newly promoted Cardiff City.

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Allardyce was heavily critical of his men after the home defeat to Stoke and has demanded an improvement.

"I'm looking for us to give the kind of performance we gave at Newcastle and this time be more clinical," he told the club's official website.

"We've gone two games without scoring a goal now, which is something I don't like, even though we've been very good defensively.

"We need to be putting the ball in the back of the net more, so, when a chance comes along at Southampton, we must take it.

"We must perform to the level we did at Newcastle and take our chances because, if we don't, it will be a very tough game because we've seen the improvement they've made."