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Nolan delighted with new signings
Published : 01 Sep 2012 15:10:00
Kevin Nolan believes West Ham's activity in the transfer market helped them make a flying start to Saturday's match against Fulham. Hammers boss Sam Allardyce was busy in the transfer window, with loan signings Yossi Benayoun and Andy Carroll the final additions. Carroll had a hand in the first minute goal, scored by Kevin Nolan - his former team-mate at Newcastle. It put the Hammers on the way to a 3-0 home success in the Barclays Premier League match, with Winston Reid and Matt Taylor getting the other goals. Nolan told Sky Sports 2: "Signing Yossi gave all the lads a lift and I think you saw that today and Andy is a great lad - we get on really well off the pitch. "When we knew he was coming down on Thursday I was excited and really chuffed. We've been so lucky to get him and we're delighted for him because he deserves to be played every week. "We all knows his capabilities. It's disappointing what went on at Liverpool I think but he's showed he's a top player in this league and hopefully he can get some goals for us. "An early goal helps settle the nerves and means you can put your game-plan into action. "We all knew we'd be getting players in and we're delighted with the quality of players who have come in." Nolan was delighted with the response to last week's 3-0 defeat at Swansea. He added: "After the disappointment of last week it was important we bounced back. "We were confident going into the season but it's back to drawing board now. It's nice to go into an international break having done the business. "Overall it was a fantastic afternoon and we are very happy with the three points."