West Ham: 'Not all doom and gloom'

West Ham United haven't won in 7 Premier League starts.

James Collins has told the London Evening Standard that West Ham United’s squad remain positive, despite their recent struggles to pick up a win.

The Hammers have not won any of their last 7 matches, and they have slipped down the Premier League table to 8th, although they remain only 4 points off a Champions League place.

West Ham have drawn their last three matches 0-0, but Collins insists that the squad must be pleased with recent performances, as they have remained resilient without some key players.

“Overall we have to be happy with a point away from home when we have not got our most creative and dangerous goalscorers,” Collins said, after West Ham’s bore-draw against Swansea City.

“I know it is 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 in the last three games, but we are still picking up points and not losing. But we are eighth, so it is not all doom and gloom by any stretch of the imagination and we are confident we have got some games over the festive period that we can win.”

West Ham have been without Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini, Diafra Sakho and Victor Moses in recent weeks, leaving their attacking options limited. Andy Carroll is also back on the treatment table.

The Hammers built their early season success upon the quality of their offensive play, but they have lost ground due to the injury crisis.

West Ham next few games could well define their season, with winnable games against Aston Villa and Southampton, followed by a tougher home game against Liverpool and that revenge tie away at Bournemouth. 

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