Search

Moyes warns West Ham fans to be patient

PUBLISHED: 10:30 23 December 2017

West Ham United manager David Moyes (pic Mike Egerton/PA)

West Ham United manager David Moyes (pic Mike Egerton/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

David Moyes has warned West Ham supporters to be patient as he attempts to guide them up the Premier League table.

The Hammers climbed out of the relegation zone following last weekend’s 3-0 win at Stoke and host fellow strugglers Newcastle on Saturday.

Moyes has so far taken eight points from his seven games in charge, but many fans were unimpressed by their limp exit from the Carabao Cup at Arsenal in midweek.

However, the Scot said: “My ambition is to be at the top, it always is, but doing that is small steps. It’s a long journey.

“Quite often supporters don’t like that. We’re not necessarily a club who will spend hundreds of millions to get there in the short term.

“So we need to rely on our youth policy and trying to develop the club will get you there. It takes time.”

Despite their midweek setback there is no denying the Hammers’ improvement since Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic as manager in November.

They beat champions Chelsea and drew their league match with the Gunners before the thumping win at Stoke.

“We have big confidence now,” added Moyes.

“We go out there hoping to show our home supporters how we played at Stoke where we had a good result.

“We had a good week in the Premier League with points, so there are things we are doing right.

“I have my vision for where I’d like to to go but the small job at the moment is winning games, being hard to beat and picking up points.

“At the end of the season? It’s a very simple answer, to stay out of the bottom three.

“My own heart tells me I’d love to see us climb the table and depending on how results go we may do, so we have to plan for it.

“Up until last week it was just about getting outside the bottom three, and we are now.”

Mark Noble and Michail Antonio will miss out against Newcastle through injury but Cheikhou Kouyate returns after a hamstring problem.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

17:00

May & Baker manager Micky Wetherall says his side will be full of confidence ahead of their trip to Lopes Tavares.

19:00

A photographer who hates having his picture taken has made a last minute call for votes after his work was shortlisted in a national competition.

Veteran manager signs up for stint on reality TV show

12:00

Barking assistant manager Andre Thomas admitted late 1-0 defeat to high-flying Coggeshall Town was tough to take.

10:00

Defender had impressed for Essex club in early part of season, but has been out of favour in recent weeks

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now