Fonte - It gives us a good base

Jose Fonte was pleased to help the Hammers keep a third clean sheet from their last four games as they drew 0-0 at Stoke City on Saturday.

The point brought Slaven Bilic's men ever-closer to the milestone of 40 after a closely-contested match at the bet365 Stadium, which saw West Ham extend their unbeaten run to four games.

Fonte is delighted with the defensive resilience his team are showing at the moment, and is sure the goals will soon follow at the other end of the pitch.

He explained: "It's positive, it's another point on the board and with a little bit more composure in the final third we could have got the win.

"At the end of the day, it's Stoke away, it's another clean sheet and another good display defensively.

"It gives us a good base for the rest of the games that we have. We have to maintain this defensive shape and resilience, and hopefully we will have some people back to give more options up front.

The Portugal defender had praise for Adrian, who made an excellent reaction save from Marko Arnautovic in the second half.

He added: "Adrian has been very good since he came back into the team and on Saturday he had an important role.

"He made a couple of saves, so congratulations to him - he helped the team and this is a team effort. I think everyone played their part.

"Their goalkeeper also made some good saves. We tried, we had some good opportunities and he did well.

"If we had a little more assurance with that last pass we could have created more dangerous situations, but that will come.

"The boys are working really hard on the training ground, they are fantastic, and we are looking forward to the next two games at home."