Defence comes first for Moyes

08 November 2017 13:06:18 EST

New manager David Moyes says his first task after taking charge of struggling West Ham is to try and bring some stability to the leaky Hammers' defence.

Former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss Moyes has been handed an initial contract running until the end of the season, with the Irons lying down in 18th place in the Premier League table.

First it's about winning football games, then it's about the style.

David Moyes

They have shipped 23 goals in 11 games, which is the worst record in the division, and Moyes believes that that is the first issue which needs to be addressed.

He told reporters: "My ambition is short term. I have to win the games.

"I want the football to be entertaining, but I want to start defensively. We have to start there and get some clean sheets - first it's about winning football games, then it's about the style.

"There's a really strong squad of players here, they certainly shouldn't be in the position they are in."

West Ham are currently available at 15/8 to be relegated this season, with Everton priced at 10/1 and West Brom 2/1.

Meanwhile, Moyes admitted that he something to prove after proving less than successful during his tenures at Old Trafford and the Stadium of Light.

He added: "I do have a point to prove. Sometimes you have to repair things and I have a little bit to repair.

"It's good for me, I'm back in (management) and it's what I love doing. I want to do well and want the team to do well."

First up for Moyes and the Hammers is a trip to Watford on Sunday 19th November, with the visitors looking to end a run of four league games without a win.

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