Journalist Paul Brown insists David Moyes now needs ‘more’ from his summer arrivals amid West Ham’s early-season struggles.

The Hammers spent around £160m in the recent transfer window but head into the first international break of the season in 18th place.

A 1-0 defeat to Everton last weekend was the east Londoners’ fifth of the campaign in what has been a dismal start to the season. 

Stretching back to last term, it now means Moyes’ side have won just two of their last 14 league games.

It’s a run that has led to considerable pressure being placed upon the Scottish boss, who admitted after the loss on Merseyside that he has felt the form of his side slipping since as far back as February.

Considering the club has finished sixth and seventh in the last two seasons, the significant spending in the summer will have heightened expectations at the London Stadium and Brown has now stated that Moyes must get more out of his recent recruits.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “They are trying to fit a lot of new players into the team there who have not really shone yet and the manager looks like he is scratching around for answers, trying to work out what the best system to use is and which players he needs to play where.

“That’s probably natural for a team that made quite a lot of signings, and some of them quite late in the window, but he’s going to need more from some of those players who have come in.”

Despite Brown’s comments, Moyes hasn’t exactly used the personnel drafted in this summer.

£28m centre-back signing Nayef Aguerd is yet to feature having undergone ankle surgery, while Gianluca Scamacca has been kept to just one start domestically as he recovers from illness

Thilo Kehrer and club record arrival Lucas Paqueta have been regularly involved but bringing in Maxwel Cornet and Scamacaa could be something for Moyes to think about especially when the Irons hold the worst attack in the division, alongside Wolves.

There have also been calls for Flynn Downes to come into the side after impressing in Europe himself.