By Azeem Siddiqui

22nd Sep, 2022 | 10:34pm

David Moyes still doesn't know his best West Ham United team

Journalist Paul Brown believes David Moyes is still searching for his best playing XI at West Ham United this season.

The Hammers had a tough beginning to their 2022-23 campaign and they are placed in the relegation zone currently with just four points after suffering a defeat against Everton in their previous fixture (18 September).

Former Daily Star reporter Brown, while talking to Givemesport, said that it is time for the Irons’ new recruits to start producing better performances to turn the season around.

“It was a very flat performance [against Everton] and it is a bit of a worry,” he said. “They are trying to fit a lot of new players into the team there who have not really shone yet.

“The manager looks like he is scratching around for answers, trying to work out what the best system to use is and which players he needs to play where.

“That’s probably natural for a team that made quite a lot of signings, and some of them quite late in the window, but he’s going to need more from some of those players who have come in.”

Time running out

West Ham entered the 2022-23 season hoping to improve what they did in the previous campaign where they finished in the seventh position in the league table and also played in the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League.

However, this season started in a horrible manner as the Hammers have just managed to secure four points from the first seven matches.

What has been most disappointing for the Irons is the performance of newcomers as except maybe Gianluca Scamacca, no other player has lived up to any sort of expectations.

With already seven out of the 38 matches gone, time is running out for West Ham to turn their season around and Moyes, along with the fans, will be hoping that the players, especially the newcomers, start showcasing their talent sooner rather than later to ensure that the club will be once again in a position to finish in the top-seven this season.