Ian Wright explains reason why West Ham and Slaven Bilic deserve credit

Ian Wright

Ian Wright has praised West Ham for their results despite injuries.

Pundit Ian Wright has told The Sun that he thinks West Ham deserve praise for they way they competed in the midst of an injury crisis.

The Hammers beat Liverpool 2-0 on Saturday, as goals from Michail Antonio and Andy Caroll handed Slaven Bilic a second successive victory at Upton Park.

That win came just days after beating Southampton 2-1, with Antonio and Carroll again the matchwinners for the Hammers in a superb week.

The two wins were a much needed boost for manager Bilic, who had previously gone eight games without a win due to a spate of injuries.

Key players such as Winston Reid, Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini, Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho all went down with injuries, and whilst they went eight games without a win, it wasn't all bad for the Hammers.

With just two defeats in that run, West Ham drew six games, making themselves hard to beat by conceding only three goals in the last seven matches, with defenders such as James Collins and Angelo Ogbonna impressing in recent weeks.

Now just four points off a Champions League place, former Hammers striker Ian Wright has told The Sun that he believes West Ham and Bilic deserve credit for keeping their season ticking over despite losing so many players to injury recently.

"What West Ham have got to get credit for, is the fact that they've kind of kept it going even when all those players were out; Payet was out, Lanzini was out, they drew a few games. Now, we're starting to see it again and West Ham are nicking games," said Wright.

The Hammers face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup this weekend, before away games against Bournemouth and Newcastle in the Premier League - two matches which fans will be looking to claim maximum points from, and continue the push towards European qualification.

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