West Ham secure Mladen Petric until end of season

Petric in action for Fulham last term. Photo: PA

West Ham have confirmed the signing of striker Mladen Petric as manager Sam Allardyce looks to bolster his attacking options.

The 32-year-old Croatia international has joined the Upton Park club until the end of the season following his departure from Premier League rivals Fulham at the end of the last campaign.

Before landing Petric, Allardyce only had Modibo Maiga and Ricardo Vaz Te fit for selection after Andy Carroll suffered a setback in his return from a heel injury which has prevented him from making an appearance this season.