Ian Wright explains reason why West Ham supporters should be happy despite winless run

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West Ham drew 0-0 at home to Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

Former West Ham striker Ian Wright has told The Sun that the Upton Park crowd should be happy - despite the club being without a win in their last six Premier League games.

The Hammers started the season in stunning fashion, beating the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City as manager Slaven Bilic proved why West Ham parted ways with Sam Allardyce in order to appoint him over the summer.

However, since beating Chelsea 2-1 in late October, West Ham have yet to win a game, and are currently six matches without a victory after Saturday's 0-0 draw at home to Stoke City.

West Ham have only lost two of those games in this winless run, but fans are growing a little frustrated at the team's inability to pick up victories.

Bilic is contending with a remarkable injury crisis though, as Winston Reid, Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini, Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho all missed out against Stoke.

With some fans unhappy, former Hammers striker Ian Wright, who hit nine goals in 23 games for the club, has told The Sun that West Ham supporters should actually be happy right now.

Wright claims that with the injury problems facing Bilic, a draw against a resolute Stoke side is a good result - because they could easily have lost.

"[West Ham's winless run] does coincide with them losing their main guy," said Wright. "We're talking about Payet, who was on par, when he was doing his assisting, with Ozil. That's going to cause your team a problem. You lose Valencia and Sakho...whatever you say, those injuries will cost a team like West Ham."

"You've got to be happy with a point. You've got to be happy with a point, simply because of the players missing out of your team. You've got to be happy with that, because you could easily be losing those games," he added.

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