David Moyes has spoken to the media ahead of our Premier League clash with Leeds on Sunday following a convincing victory over Norwich in the week.
On this weekends opponents Moyes was asked about how he expects them to fair in the battle for survival.
”I think Leeds will be fine and we’d expect them to probably have one or two players back by the time we get to our game as well.
“Look, Leeds are a really good side and really difficult to play against and they’ve shown it over the last couple of years.
“Everybody likes watching them and everybody knows about their energy and the way they play, so that makes it really difficult to play against and we’ve had some really tough games against them over the last year or so.”
Jarrod Bowens fine form has many in the football world taking notice, and the boss was very complimentary of our attacker.
“I think the key to Jarrod Bowen’s form this season has been getting more used to being a Premier League player.
“When we took him from Hull, he settled in very well I have to say, but I think just the time and getting the chance to play regularly at this level, and I think he’s maturing.
“He’s got a few goals recently, which we want him to keep adding to. He’s certainly got assists this year, so he’s been involved in an awful lot of the good stuff we’ve done.
“But we’re always looking for more and always pushing him on and demanding more from him and I do think he can improve again and he can step up again, so let’s hope he shows that in the second half of the season.
“He’s doing well at the moment for a team which is doing well in the Premier League and I hope that somewhere along the line he might find himself being talked about for England recognition, but I’ve said many times that the competition for that position for England is really strong, so he’ll need to keep playing well, keep scoring goals and keep getting assists to keep his name in lights, really.
“Jarrod hasn’t spoken about his England hopes, but we would be thrilled if it did happen for him.
“But, in the same breath, his first job is to play well for West Ham and I’m more interested in how he plays for West Ham and that he continues that form and continues to improve.
“He’s a really good team player, which we like about him as well, and all those other aspects to his game have to be there for him to get in the West Ham team, first and foremost.”
When asked on transfer activity as we are now around the mid point of the January transfer window, Moyes provided an update for fans.
“I’d like to bring some new faces in if I could and I’d like to add to the group that I’ve got.
“We’ll try and do it as well as we can but at the moment the ones we’re looking at and the ones we’d like to get are either not available or we just can’t get.
“We’ll keep looking and just see what we can get between now and the end of the window.
“I think West Ham is an appealing club to join – certainly more appealing now than we’ve been for a long time, and we need to keep that going.
“I’m really keen to add to it if we can. The Board are with me and they want to add as well and they’re very supportive, but it’s about identifying the right players we want to try to bring here and go on the rest of the journey with us.
“We’ll keep looking and hopefully something will appear for us in the next couple of weeks.”