West Ham boss David Moyes has admitted their are failings within his side this season that he must address to turn the tide on a poor campaign so far.

Our Hammers today turn attention away from the Premier League to face Brentford in the FA Cup, which presents an opportunity for Moyes to build on a much-improved performance in the 1-1 draw with Leeds in midweek.

West Ham showed fight, something which has appeared lacking in recent months, to give hope that this side can turn things around although huge doubts continue to linger.

One issue which has been apparent is serious lapses in concentration, especially in defence whereby teams are able to exploit a back line clearly low in confidence.

Moyes, speaking to the media as reported by the BBC, confessed that this is an issue he must deal with and fast, with a crucial run of games which could play a significant role in how this season plays out.

“We’ve conceded a couple of really sloppy goals from my point of view,” stated the Scot. “Which is not like us. I need to try and eradicate that.

“There are bits of our play have been very good but we’ve not been able to convert chances in front of goal. Sometimes you need things to go your way, sometimes you need somebody to score a screamer, which changes things now and again.”

The FA Cup could serve as the perfect tonic for Moyes today, to play a match lacking in league pressure with the prospect of building on confidence and belief within the side.

Moyes also stated that cup competitions are very important to him, as he knows too well with Europe, in lifting to mood and giving the fans something to be excited about, which is needed this season.

“I think ask the majority of the managers and their bread and butter is the Premier League,” added the boss. “It’s the most important thing.

“But winning a cup and getting a run for the supporters is equally as important. You’re trying to give them good games and days they remember. And I’d love to be able to do that.”