West Ham United defender Winston Reid is convinced his team has what it takes to overcome their slow start to the season.

The Hammers' 1-0 loss at Hull City on Saturday means they have picked up only five points from their first six games, but the New Zealand international believes that better fortunes are around the corner.

Defensively the Londoners were solid again at the KC Stadium, only conceding to Robbie Brady's contentious 12th minute penalty, but Reid is well aware that Sam Allardyce's men need to improve in front of goal.


He explained: "We limited their chances on their own ground on Saturday, there were just a couple of set pieces in the first half really, then they had a shot on the post in the second half, but that was pretty much it.

"You'd take that away from home, but the problem is that we're not putting the ball in the back of the net.

"The morale in the camp is fine, we know we've got a job to do and we know we need to improve, not only the players up front but the players at the back to give them a bit of service as well.

"The main thing is that everyone's trying their hardest. We're still the same team who got off to a good start last year, we all know each other and I'm sure things will turn around but they need to turn around quickly."

Even allowing for the Hammers' poor form in front of goal, Reid believed that they still created enough chances on Saturday to claim a result from the game.

He added: "I think we should have got something at Hull, but the ball isn't rolling our way at the minute.

"It's disappointing because things aren't going so well and we need to turn it around as quickly as possible.

"Even in the first half we had a couple of decent chances, Tonks' header got saved on the line, and there were a couple of half chances that we should be doing better with, but at the end of the day we're not scoring enough goals."