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West Ham United have completed the signing of former Fulham striker Mladen Petric
1:46pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Sport
Mladen Petric says he is happy to be back in the Premier League after agreeing a contract with West Ham United which will run until the end of the season.
Croatia international Petric, who spent last season in the Barclays Premier League with Fulham, has been brought to the club in order to cover Andy Carroll's injury - which could rule him out until the New Year.
Prior to joining Fulham last summer, the 32-year-old previously appeared for Baden, Basel, Grasshopper, Borussia Dortmund and Hamburg.
Speaking to West Ham's official website, he said: "I'm very happy, excited and looking forward to training with the team and to the first game.
"I know [the Premier League] and I'm happy to be back in the Premier League, because it's a fantastic league and I'm really looking forward to being part of this team and this club.
"There are a lot of good players here and I'm happy to be part of such a good team and I hope we can all celebrate my first goal for West Ham as soon as possible.
"I didn't speak to Sam [Allardyce] until today but I've heard a lot about him and I spoke to Guy Demel, who I know from my time at Hamburg and I'm sure I'll have a good time here.
"I remember playing at West Ham last year and it was a very tough game for us at Fulham. I think we lost 3-0! It's not easy to come here [as the away side] and take points away."