Sam Allardyce says he is gearing up for a 'critical' transfer window - and says plans to spend money are already in motion.
West Ham have been rocked by injuries to a number of key players, including Mohamed Diame and Andy Carroll, and Allardyce is hoping for 'one or two' signings to compensate for that when the window opens in January.
"Our plans are underway," he said. "Our policy is always to see what is out in the market for January.
"With our injury list at the moment, which is particularly severe, it is very concerning as far as we're concerned.
"We obviously need to look in the market and see what we can do in January. It is critical for us to get one or two players in that period.
"We have got to try and do our best and make sure we strengthen the squad when we can."