Ian Wright explains the positive West Ham can take from recent poor form

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West Ham have failed to win any of their last seven games.

The Hammers are suffering in the midst of an injury crisis, and have failed to win any of their last seven games, but Ian Wright has told BBC Radio 5 Live’s 606 show that they can take positives from their poor form as they are still picking up points.

He said: “If you can pick up a point even when playing badly, when those players do come back in it will give everybody a lift. That’s the best thing you can take from it [the injury crisis]. You have to take a positive from it. They’ve just got to hang in there with a point, and wait for the players to come back.”

With the attacking talents of Dimitri Payet, Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini out of action, as well as central defender Winston Reid, Slaven Bilic has had to alter his team to scrap games, rather than attack as they did earlier in the season.

They have set up much more defensively, and in turn, have managed to score only one goal in their last four games.

However, on the plus side, they have also only conceded one goal in their last four games, securing four draws, the last three games all ending 0-0.

Wright has stated that these points are the positives to take from the injury crisis, as the Hammers are still managing to grind out results despite missing their best players.

They are staying competitive in the upper reaches of the Premier League table, and whilst the football may not be the greatest to watch, the current time is for nothing more than fighting for points.

This means a solid points tally remains, and when the Hammers’ star players return to the first-team, they can return to the great football - and results - they were picking up earlier in the season.

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