Stuart Pearce shares what has been painfully obvious to see at West Ham

Former England football player, Stuart Pearce speaks during day two of Soccerex Asia on December 5, 2016 in Doha, Qatar.

West Ham United are currently entrenched in a relegation battle.

Stuart Pearce looks on during the FA Youth Cup Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Academy Stadium on April 22, 2016 in Manchester, England.

Hammers' newly-appointed assistant manager Stuart Pearce spoke exclusively to the club's official website today, admitting that both he and David Moyes are acutely aware of the severity of West Ham's current situation.

The east London outfit are sitting precariously in 18th position in the Premier League table at the moment, after a woeful return of just nine points from their opening 11 league outings - a run that culminated in Slaven Bilic's sacking at the start of last week.

Radio pundit Stuart Pearce looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on April 10, 2016 in London, England.

Whilst the Hammers faithful were more than underwhelmed with the appointment of David Moyes as their new manager, the addition of Pearce to his back-room team should lift morale amongst the supporters, given that he was a popular figure in east London during his time as a player at the club.

And the 55-year-old spoke to WHUFC.com today about the size of the task ahead of both him and Moyes, although he did insist that there is enough quality at the club for them to excavate themselves from the mess that they are currently in:

"David [Moyes] is acutely aware – as we all are – of exactly where the club are at this moment in time. It’s not going to be easy, no one is expecting it to be, because the stakes are very high in the Premier League, but I think with the staff here and the squad of players, we have a great chance."

13 Jan 2001:  Stuart Pearce of West Ham United on the ball against Sunderland during the FA Carling Premiership match at Upton Park in London. Sunderland won 2-0. \ Mandatory Credit: Mark...

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Next up on the agenda for Moyes and Pearce is a trip to Vicarage Road to take on Watford on Sunday, where nothing less than a win will do if they want to get the West Ham fans onside as soon as possible.

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