By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

30th Mar, 2022 | 11:30am

Frank McAvennie: West Ham still have 'thin' squad

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Former West Ham striker Frank McAvennie still believes that David Moyes’ squad is too thin despite reaching the Europa League quarter-finals.

The Irons scraped past Sevilla in the round of 16 to set up a last-eight tie with Lyon thanks to an extra-time goal from Andriy Yarmolenko at the London Stadium.

Moyes has often been forced to select the same or similar starting 11 for every game this season however as he lacks the depth needed to consistently battle for trophies in the modern game.

McAvennie has been in awe of the job Moyes has done at West Ham despite the threadbare squad at his disposal and hopes it is expanded for next season.

“I still think he’s a little bit thin,” McAvennie said exclusively to West Ham Zone. “David has done a magnificent job; I can’t praise the guy enough.

“He still needs a couple of additions to his squad because Noble is not going to be there next season, at least on the playing staff.

“They’re going to need players because Thursday-Sunday games every week is hard.”

The quarter-final against Lyon represents a wonderful opportunity to stamp their mark on the European stage with an even bigger fish potentially waiting if they win.

Barcelona could be the opponents in the semi-final if they beat Eintracht Frankfurt and the Irons get past the French outfit which would be possibly the biggest game in the club’s recent history.

In other West Ham news, the club are chasing a six-figure deal to sign this exciting teenage talent from Scotland.

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