West Ham manager David Moyes is pleased with how his side have started the season and says the mood is good ahead of Aston Villa later today.

Our Hammers head to the midlands in good form, knowing a victory today would take the club to 5th in the league, although the hosts have started well themselves and are set to prove a stern test for Moyes’ side.

The boss is understandably pleased with his players for the work done so far in this campaign, both domestically and on the European stage.

“We’re in a really good mood,” said the Irons manager to the press, as reported on the clubs Official Website. “We think we’ve had a good second phase of the season, this most recent set of games when we had a tough period.

“We’re in good shape, we’ve had a couple of good cup results in between the Premier League games as well, so all of those things add to the mood and I have to say the players have been playing really well.

“They’ve done a great job – we can improve on loads of things, but I have to give them great credit for the way they’ve started the season.”

Moyes acknowledged that Aston Villa will be a big obstable to overcome, with the Villans looking a side capable – much like West Ham – who can mount a challenge for the European spots again this season.

“It’s a tough game, whenever you play the good teams in the Premier League, there’s no easy games in the Premier League and Aston Villa certainly isn’t one of them,” said Moyes.

“I thought they were really good last year, they finished in a European spot to make the Conference League, which is a great achievement.”