By Joe Ellis

9th Nov, 2022 | 3:10pm

West Ham United fans urged to stay patient in passionate David Moyes defence

Stuart Pearce has argued to West Ham United supporters to remain calm and trust in manager David Moyes amid indifferent form.

The Irons have won just one of their last five Premier League games which has seen them drop to 15th in the division just before the World Cup break and now face Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup.

Former Hammers coach Pearce wants the loyal fans of the club to remain patient with the Scotsman in charge, citing a high turnover of players as a key reason for the slow start to the season.

“As we stand, analysing West Ham’s start if you turn two defeats into victories, all of a sudden they are top 10, winning in Europe,” he said to The Sun. “And if they beat Blackburn, you’d think you have had a really solid start.

“You need to be patient. You don’t furnish the squad with the players David has bought without giving them time to settle into this country and get into a rhythm.

“The team are evolving. Since Moyes walked through the door, he has lifted the expectation up, so don’t lose track of that. West Ham’s best form is yet to come.”

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Clock is ticking

Patience can be a good thing and the owners won’t pull the trigger on Moyes unless they genuinely fear that the club could get relegated from the Premier League.

But for his own sake, Moyes had better start overseeing wins for West Ham and not draws or defeats to ease some of the pressure being pushed down onto him right now.

The League Cup is a brilliant chance to release the shackles a bit against lower-league opposition in Blackburn even though Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side are flying high in the Championship right now.

It could be a great chance for Moyes to get a first-hand look at Ben Brereton Diaz amid numerous reports of a transfer interest and see how he copes against Premier League defenders.

Victory should be demanded on Wednesday (7 November) when Rovers come to town but that all depends on the side West Ham opt to put out with league points much more important this season.