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Get your finger out, says Moyes


Filed: Friday, 17th November 2017
By: Staff Writer


David Moyes has issued a warning to his underperforming stars ahead of his first match as West Ham boss.

Moyes takes his new side, who are currently 18th in the Premier League to Watford on Sunday for their first test since he was installed as Slaven Bilic's replacement.

And speaking at his first pre-match press conference, the 54-year-old Scot insisted that everyone in the squad needs to begin pulling their weight - including record signing, Marco Arnautovic.

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"Some don't think he's come up to the standard he reached at Stoke City," Moyes told reporters. "From the clips I've seen of West Ham, he hasn't looked like a team player. But he wouldn't be the only one I'd say that about.

"I'd say there's other players who are going to have to do the work for the team if they're going to be a part of it. I'm hoping that we have big determination in all the games, but I think we have to make sure than later on in games we're still in there and not doing anything stupid."

Moyes also revealed that he was particularly pleased with the effort and desire he'd seen from his new squad in the past week or so at Rush Green. "The players have been committed to what we've asked them to do," he added. "They grasped it and got on with their jobs.

"You want players who are going to communicate and I've got to say, I've seen that here. That gives me hope because you need players to take ownership of what they're doing and their own personal performances.

"I think they've embraced it, as well. I think they've shown a level of commitment in their training that means I'm not frightened to give them more. They've been very good with what they've taken in.

"I've given them an awful lot of work in the last five or six days but on the other hand, we've got to make sure we save energy for the game as well."

West Ham face Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday afternoon; the game kicks off at 4pm.





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