West Ham manager David Moyes has spoken recently about his hopes that Kalvin Phillips will be able to regain some form in the remainder of the season.

The England international joined West Ham on loan from Manchester City for the remainder of the season in the January window.

Phillips made the move in order to get some regular gametime under his belt and keep his place in the England squad in preparation for the Euros this summer. Since joining Manchester City from Leeds just over 18 months ago, Phillips has made just 16 appearances in the Premier League with only two of these being starts.

Since making the move to East London Phillips has struggled for consistency. He made an error which led to a goal in his debut against Bournemouth, was sent off for two quick yellow cards in the defeat to Nottingham Forest last month, and was then substituted at half time against Burnley at home as West Ham went two goals down.

When asked recently about Phillips, as reported by the BBC, West Ham manager David Moyes said: “I have been trying to sign him for three years.” Going on to add: “I am speaking to him regularly, he wants to listen, he takes the feedback and he wants to get better.”

Discussing his hopes for the on loan midfielder for the remainder of the season Moyes said: “We need to keep building his confidence up and he needs to keep working harder and hope something someday triggers for him to give him a lift.”

West Ham have nine games left to play in the Premier League, they are now through to the Europa League quarter finals where they will be playing Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen, so there are still plenty of opportunities for Kalvin Phillips to get some minutes under his belt and hopefully regain some confidence.

Written by Finlay Jackson