Carl Jenkinson explains what West Ham have failed to do recently

West Ham have conceded a number of late goals recently.

The Hammers have been struggling in 2015, and Carl Jenkinson has told Sky Sports why their failure to kill off games is costing the team.

The on-loan Arsenal full-back said: “I just think early on in the season we were finishing everything. Everything we got was going in the back of net and at important times of the game.

“We have gone ahead in recent games but never killed the games off and have ended up conceding cheaply towards the end of the game. Of course that is a real kick in the teeth.”

In two of the last three fixtures, the Hammers have conceded in the final minutes of games to drop valuable points. A Leicester winner and a Stoke equaliser have stopped Sam Allardyce’s men guarantee their top 10 finish, and just two wins in 2015 look to have forced the club into the lower half of the table.

It does not look as if their form is set to improve any time soon, and after starting the season in such an impressive manner - attacking play was rife with goals and a good defensive record - the East London club have lost all the ability that took them into the top four.

It is incredible to think such a change could occur, and it is hard to see why it would, and such excuses as injury, fatigue and a lack of squad depth have all been aimed at the team. Allardyce should take some of the blame, although a lot is directed at him needlessly, but his building of the squad does deserve some criticism.

Regardless, Jenkinson has highlighted a key flaw that West Ham have been culpable of continuing to purvey, and it is something that they really need to stop as we head into the final weeks of the season.

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