Moyes: Fresh start for squad
David Moyes insists that every member of his squad will be given a chance to impress as the new manager looks to find a winning formula at West Ham United.
On Friday Moyes rounded off what has been an intense first week of training since his appointment on Tuesday morning and has been delighted with the attitude shown by the players present. Those away on international duty will return next week and the Scotsman is looking forward to getting everyone together.
“It’s a clean slate for the entire squad,” said the 54-year-old. “They’ve all worked very hard this week and responded in a positive manner to everything we’ve asked of them.
“It will obviously take time for the players to fully understand our style and methods but the initial signs are very encouraging – they’ve bought into what we are trying to do and that’s a good base for us to build on.”
Contrary to reports, Moyes hasn’t made decisions on the futures of any players, believing it’s far too early to do so having not seen the full squad at close quarters yet due to the international break.
The likes of Marco Arnautovic, Chicharito, Edimilson Fernandes, Joe Hart, Cheikhou Kouyate, Diafra Sakho and Winston Reid will all come back into the fold ahead of the fixture with Watford next Sunday.
Moyes added: “I’m looking forward to welcoming back the players who are on international duty and working with the full squad ahead of the game at Watford next Sunday
“Everybody will get their opportunity to impress us and there have certainly been no decisions made about individuals.
“There’s a lot of quality here and I’m confident the players will all bring something different to the table. They will need to work hard but they aren’t afraid of doing that, which has been good to see.
“Working together as a unit will be key, with the aim to try and collect positive results which will see us climb the table."