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Moyes wants signings in January

Moyes wants signings in January

West Ham boss David Moyes has insisted the club will be active in the January transfer window, admitting he has to buy players in order to tender to the imbalance of his squad.

After a tough start to the season, the Hammers look as if they have hit a turning point by appointing David Moyes as manager.

And despite inheriting a fairly healthy squad at the London Stadium, Moyes says he is looking to strengthen his team in January, and wants to add a central midfielder and a right-sided player.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Moyes said: “I’ve given players opportunities.

“I’m in a hurry and I have to be in a hurry and because of that I cannot wait three or four months to see how you do.

“Ideally, I’d have had six or seven pre-season games to understand what they’re like and what they do, but I’ve not.

“I’ve got to say every player has shown great desire and is committed in training, but I think we’re short in some areas and overloaded in others. For example, we’ve got lots of forwards, but we’re really short of midfield players.

“We’ve got quite a few who are comfortable playing on the left, but not so many who can play on the right, so we’ve got a little bit of an imbalanced squad which we’ve got to straighten out in January if we can.”