Big Sam Wants More Depth

Last updated : 08 January 2006 By Matt Bottom

"I don't need to send any messages to the chairman (Phil Gartside) - he knows how thin on the ground I am," said Allardyce.

"He has only to look at the bench for the Watford game - those were all academy players.

"The players who played at Watford have massive experience, but below that we've got nothing.

"Behind the scenes we've got Davies, Nolan and [Ivan] Campo back from suspension and hopefully Speed and [Henrik] Pedersen back soon from injury. We need them back as quickly as possible."