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.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

12:00

Teenager made mistake in build-up to second Gunners goal

10:00

Bostik North champions Hornchurch had to settle for a share of spoils after Cheshunt’s Ricky Sappleton netted a 90th minute equaliser.

Yesterday, 16:00

AFC Hornchurch under-15s were crowned champions of the Essex Rosser Cup Final thanks to two late goals from John Sasere to seal a 3-1 victory against Concord Rangers at the Aspect Arena.

Yesterday, 14:00

Austrian scored for east Londoners in 4-1 reverse at Gunners in Premier League

Yesterday, 12:00

London Two North East: Old Cooperians 19 Romford & Gidea Park 22

Yesterday, 10:00

Four academy graduates featured for the Essex club in their National League win at Guiseley last week

Mon, 10:00

A brand new and unique running event is coming to London next month.

PROMOTED CONTENT

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

NC Construction Services Ltd, based in Hornchurch, Essex, is branching out into residential home improvements and refurbishments after many years working in the commercial sector, in direct response to potential clients looking to add space and value to their property.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now