Sam Allardyce has spoken ahead of Saturday’s clash with Everton at the Boleyn Ground and hopes his side’s fortunes in front of goal start to improve.

The Hammers have gone three games without scoring in the Premier League and don’t look the attacking threat they did towards the end of last season.

But Allardyce feels it’s only a matter of time before the chances being created are converted in to goals.

He told “We’ve been creating chances but our quality of finishing has not been good enough.

“Opportunities have arisen for us and although we took them very well against Cardiff City, we’ve been unable to take them in other games and we’ve ended up drawing two and losing one because of that.

“On the defensive side we’ve been very good, conceding only one goal in four Barclays Premier League games provides a great platform to build on.

“When you score it obviously relieves the pressure from the defence and at the moment that’s a concern, but hopefully it won’t be the case against Everton.”

Allardyce also paid tribute to the side Roberto Martinez has at Goodison Park and hails some of the business he has done during the summer transfer window.

“The players are more or less the same with a few very good additions to the squad,” he added.

“Gareth Barry in particular is an outstanding acquisition from Manchester City and with Romelu Lukaku joining their frontline as well he’s given them some excellent options.

“Arouna Kone has been bought in and they’ve only really lost Marouane Fellaini so not only is their standing eleven strong but their whole squad is now very strong.  They’ve got got a good variety of players added to the ones that were already there.”