David Moyes has spoken to the press ahead of our Premier League clash with Brighton this weekend, and has made a statement on the future of Declan Rice at West Ham.

Our Hammers travel to the south coast to face the Seagulls on Saturday – as side West Hm have failed to beat in the Premier League despite having played eleven times so far.

It is a dismal run that David Moyes will be desperate to put to bed as he seeks to continue West Ham’s better form of late, with the club starting to gain confidence to avoid relegation after a difficult campaign so far.

“Brighton have been a bit of a bogey team for us, so we need to try and overcome that,” admitted the boss, as reported by Football London. “Our away form has been disappointing, we’ve had draws away at Newcastle and Leeds United.”

Moyes’ side get back into European football once again next week, when the Europa Conference League re-starts its knockout phase with West Ham set to face AEK Larnaca in Cyprus in the 1st leg of the round.

The Hammers boss is excited to get our European march back under way and admits that being part of the tournament at this stage is once again absolutely massive for all connected with the club.

“It’s always not an easy thing, when we play in Europe,” said Moyes. “We take it, no problem. Being in Europe is a big, big thing.”

The boss also shared his thoughts on the future of captain Declan Rice, with the England midfielder once again in the headlines with what appears to be non-stop speculation. Moyes still wants his captain to remain in East London.

“I think Declan has been an amazing player for us,” added the West Ham manager. “Forty England caps, I have no doubt he will be an England captain in the future.

“I believe he will play at the highest level in the future, we hope it is at West Ham, that would be our choice.”