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David Moyes and West Ham sent message ahead of Wolves, Fulham and Southampton games

David Moyes must win two out of his next three games in the Premier League, a former top flight striker has warned.

West Ham United had a stellar season last year, reaching the UEFA Europa League semi-final and ended the campaign moments away from finishing sixth in the Premier League, ultimately securing seventh.

However, the Hammers have endured a slow start to the season, losing five of their opening seven games, winning one and drawing the other fixtures and entered the international break in 18th position.

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Wins in Europe via the UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying rounds and group stages have somewhat eased the pressure on the former Manchester United boss.

Heavy recruitment in the summer, the Hammers signed eight players for over £160million, alongside an injury crisis at the start of the season which left the Hammers with one fit senior central defender, has contributed to the poor form in the Premier League.

But former Premier League striker Noel Whelan, who represented Leeds United, Coventry City and Middlesbrough in England's top-flight, has said that anything less than six points from Wolves, Fulham and Southampton could spell trouble for Moyes and West Ham.

Whelan told Football Insider: “These are a massive three games coming up. Moyes was very honest in his interview after the Everton game, he said they didn’t do enough to win. They had opportunities, but they had to be more clinical. They haven’t found the right combination up front just yet either.

“He keeps chopping and changing. I don’t think he knows his best front-line himself at the moment. Players like Jarrod Bowen aren’t hitting the mark at the moment – and all of these things are contributing to their struggles at the moment.

“Moyes will be looking at these games now, Wolves, Fulham, and Southampton – and thinking that he needs maximum points out of at least two of those games in order to be comfortable.”