Manager David Moyes has spoken to the media ahead of our Europa League tie against KRC Genk in Belgium tomorrow night.

The Hammers boss is set to reach his landmark 1000th game in management and Moyes was clearly beaming with pride to hit the rare milestone.

“Personally it’s a big day. When you start you rarely think you’d get to 1,000 games. It shows you have a longevity and consistency in the game and I’m proud to get there.”

On our Irons fine form and start to the season, Moyes said “I have to say after ten games it’s as good as I’ve felt, but it’s how we feel after 38 games that matters.

“The players have been fabulous though, and for most of last season too. We’ve had a level of consistency.

“What I liked about the other day was although Micky Antonio didn’t have his best game, he set up goals for the other players. We have a terrific spirit at the club, the players are right behind it and my job is to keep them on a straight line.”

On the Europa League fixture against Genk in Belgium, the Hammers boss provided an update on team news.

“We have a couple of knocks and niggles behind the scenes that we’ll have to manage. Nothing serious but one or two who might not make it tomorrow.

“It’s difficult to be very different in two weeks but I know we will have a really good game against Genk. It’s a tough game as they all are in this competition.

“There are an awful lot of good teams in the Europa League and I’d certainly put Genk in that bracket.”