Search

West Ham boss expects better from ex-Wolves star Matt Jarvis

08:30 01 December 2012

West Ham

West Ham's Matt Jarvis (right) in action against Man City's Kolo Toure. Photo: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has told record signing Matt Jarvis to up his game – but admits the 27-year-old has needed time to settle at his new club.

Jarvis has yet to live up to expectations at Upton Park following his £10.7million switch from Wolves in the summer.

Allardyce insists he is content with the winger’s contribution so far but has warned him that he will expect more consistent performances in future.

“Overall we’re pleased with what he’s done but we’d like him to do better and I’m sure he would like to be more consistent,” he said.

“His contribution has been good but he knows himself that he can do better.”

Although keen to see improvement from Jarvis, Allardyce was quick to point out that settling into life in London and reoccurring injury problems have hampered his progress.

He said: “I think a couple of niggly injuries have been a bit of a problem for him but overall it’s that settling in to a new football club takes a little bit of time.”

While Jarvis’ slow start at West Ham has raised eyebrows in some quarters, Allardyce insists English players should be allowed the same period of adaption as their foreign counterparts.

“I talk about foreign players coming in and the difficulty they have but it’s the same for somebody in this country,” he said.

“He had been at Wolves for an awful long time and then has to readjust to life in London. That can take a little bit of time.

“It’s about continuing to give him the service [so he can] show that he will eventually start improving.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Newham Sports News

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan in action at Brisbane Road (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Nolan hails Northampton Town following four-goal defeat at Brisbane Road

James Collins
West Ham United's Mark Noble celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich.

Hammers star Dimitri Payet inspired the team to come back from two goals down at Carrow Road

Dimitri Payet
Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan looks to block Portsmouth's Gary Roberts hitting the ball forward (pic: Simon O'Connor).

After impressive display at Pompey, O’s might stick with same side for Cobblers clash

Lloyd James

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Champagne experience

This Valentine’s Day, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the perfect destination for lovebirds, offering a range of romantic experiences from Friday 12th February - Sunday 14th February 2016.

Read more
Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe