David Moyes praises Joe Hart's performances in West Ham United training

England's goalkeeper Joe Hart celebrates their late equalizer during the group F World Cup qualifying football match between Scotland and England at Hampden Park in Glasgow on June 10,...

West Ham United goalkeeper Joe Hart has caught the eye with his performances in training.

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes arrives for the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Southampton at The London Stadium, in east London on March...

David Moyes has admitted to the Daily Mirror that Joe Hart was not happy with his decision to drop him from West Ham United’s team earlier this season.

Hart was taken out of West Ham’s starting line-up, after a shaky period of form, back in November.

The England international then had to watch from the sidelines as Adrian held down the number one spot at the London Stadium.

However, Hart has returned to West Ham’s net recently, and caught the eye.

Joe Hart of Mancheater City shouts instructions during the Carabao Cup quarter final match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2017 in London, England.

Hart put in a fine performance in West Ham’s last outing against Chelsea, as Moyes’ side picked up a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

The 30-year-old now seems to have re-established himself as the Hammers’ number one, and Moyes admits that the experienced goalkeeper has responded well to being dropped.

“Joe handled the situation really well," he said. "He wasn’t happy but he handled it well, he trained well, he didn’t let anything affect his work or his training, when obviously he must have been extremely disappointed.

“I’m trying not to make too big a deal about Joe’s performance, that’s what Joe has to do, that’s his job. The more I talk about it, the more I’m making it sound as though, ‘Did Joe not make good saves throughout his ­career?’

Joe Hart of England in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between England and Slovenia at Wembley Stadium on October 5, 2017 in London, England.

“Joe doing that’s no surprise — it’s what he’s done throughout his ­career. That’s why I said, ‘Well done’, but no more than that because that’s his job.”

West Ham are next in action this evening, when they take on Stoke City.

If the Hammers can win the fixture then Moyes’ side will take a giant step closer to safety, as they will move nine points clear of the drop zone.

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