Ian Wright says that West Ham’s striking duo of Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll are the crucial players to help the London club avoid dropping out of the Premier League this season.
Slaven Bilic lost his job at West Ham earlier this season and his successor, former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland manager David Moyes suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Watford in his first game in charge last weekend.
West Ham, who were looking to secure European football for next season remain in the relegation zone after 12 games played.
David Moyes suffered the heartache of relegation with Sunderland last season as they finished dead last in the Premier League last season.
Moyes’ Sunderland side managed only 29 goals across the entire season and Wright feels that the Scotsman must make sure that same statistic doesn’t repeat itself by getting the best out of his strikers.
Carroll and Hernandez are both recognised forwards with Premier League pedigree, but neither has hit top gear as of yet.
When Carroll is fit, you've got to enjoy him, you've got to use him. He gives West Ham a real focal point, someone you can get the ball up to, who can hold it up - and who can cause the opposition problems." (Jaime Redknapp Sky Sports) pic.twitter.com/DwQrnGgVMj— WHUFC Bulletin (@whufcbulletin) November 18, 2017
“Moyes was desperate to get back into football and — despite the Hammers being in the bottom three — they do have better players than he had at Sunderland,” Wright wrote for The Sun.
“The one thing he did have up there was a goalscorer, in Jermain Defoe.
But he’s got a couple this time, too, in Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez. The key is keeping them fit.”