Moyes admits West Ham's transfer plans are on hold

David Moyes admits West Ham’s transfer plans are on hold until Premier League survival is secured but hopes to plot signings if Hammers can win ‘next two or three games’

  • David Moyes says he’s buoyed by West Ham’s display in 3-2 win over Chelsea
  • Moyes is hopeful two or three more wins will be enough to secure survival
  • The Scot is then keen to plot transfers – but is wary of looking too far ahead 

David Moyes admits he cannot begin planning for next season until West Ham have secured their Premier League survival.

The Hammers put some much-needed daylight between themselves and the drop zone with a dramatic 3-2 win over Chelsea in midweek.

But any transfer plans remain on hold as they continue their battle to avoid relegation, with a trip to in-form Newcastle next up.

West Ham boss David Moyes won’t plan signings until Premier League survival is guaranteed 

Moyes says he was delighted with his side’s display in their 3-2 win over Chelsea on Weds

The Scot is hopeful that ‘two or three’ more wins will be enough to keep the Hammers up

‘I’d love to say I was looking forward completely, but I’m not taking my eye off the ball and I’m only looking at the next game,’ said Hammers boss Moyes.

‘I can’t think any further than how we can pick up the points and win the next two or three games, and then maybe it will give me a chance to look.

‘To be honest I’m not sure we even know when next season is starting, we don’t have confirmation of the date yet.

‘So from my point of view the big thing is to focus on what we can do at the moment and make sure we are a Premier League club.

‘We need to build on the performance we had against Chelsea, which was a really top performance by the players.

Tomas Soucek was one of three different goalscorers in West Ham’s win over Chelsea

Michail Antonio also scored in a man-of-the-match display at the West Ham Stadium

‘If we are capable of beating Chelsea we are capable of having a go against most teams. That’s the way I look at it so we will hopefully try and do that.’

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe this week said the relegation battle is ‘consuming’ him, and former Manchester United boss Moyes knows how he feels.

‘I don’t disagree,’ he added. ‘But football consumes you. When you are a football manager you’re consumed all the time.

‘We all realise we are very fortunate to be in the position we are in – but a lot of the managers work very hard and have to listen to a lot, shift a lot out and use what we think is right.

‘It’s a difficult job and obviously being at the bottom of the league, which I’ve been before, it comes with a different pressure.

‘But let me tell you, when your team’s at the top and you are expected to win every week it comes with big pressure as well.’

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