Allardyce - Jarvis needs time

West Ham boss felt new signing showed promise against Swansea

Matt Jarvis: West Ham United new boy made his debut in the 3-0 defeat at Swansea

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Sam Allardyce believes West Ham United need to provide new signing Matt Jarvis with the service he requires to flourish at Upton Park.

Jarvis finalised his big-money move to West Ham from Wolves on Friday and he was thrown straight into the starting line-up for Saturday's game at Swansea City.

The England cap played the full 90 minutes of the 3-0 defeat and Allardyce felt his new recruit displayed signs of great promise.

But there were also moments of frustration as he attempted to fit into a West Ham game-plan that was ripped to shreds by a combination of defensive lapses and Swansea's offensive prowess.

There is pressure on Jarvis to deliver given the £10.75million fee paid for him, but Allardyce has little doubt that, given time, he will thrill the club's fans.

Exceptionally talented

"It's about us continuing to supply him with the service he likes," Allardyce said.

"When you give him that service he is exceptionally talented in the final third.

"I think their full-backs just couldn't stop him crossing the ball when he did that little trick where he drops the shoulder, because he is so good with both feet.

"It's about us giving him the service to show that ability. Unfortunately he faded a bit in the second half but he was very good in the first.

"He tired a bit but he has had such a big week and he will get better and better as he settles in with the players; as he learns to understand them and they learn to understand him."