By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

16th Nov, 2023 | 3:10pm

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Frank McAvennie believes West Ham manager David Moyes needs to sort out his defence, as well as bringing in another striker.

The London Stadium club currently occupy ninth place in the Premier League table, with 17 points from their 12 matches so far.

The Hammers have managed to find the back of the net 21 times in the campaign, but they have conceded 22 times.

As per the official Premier League website, only Sheffield United, Burnley and Bournemouth have conceded more goals than West Ham.

Konstantinos Mavropanos was brought in during the summer transfer window to help out the defence, with Mohammed Kudus signed to help the attack.

But McAvennie believes that both areas could still be improved upon if the East London outfit are to climb the league table.

Speaking to West Ham Zone, McAvennie said: “We’ve got to stop letting goals in, that’s my biggest problem. David has got to sort it.

“Middle to front I think we’ve got good players, although we could do with another centre forward that will work in the framework that Moyes uses.

“It’s got to be somebody who can hold the ball up. Danny Ings can score goals for you, but if you don’t get the balls in the box, he’s not going to.

“There are different kinds of strikers that you need at West Ham and Antonio is the best. But when he’s not on form, you need somebody to come in, a presence up there that will hold the ball, someone who brings all the talented players into the game.”

In other West Ham news, Hammers scouts have watched a European trio in action, with their clubs now braced for bids.