West Ham boss David Moyes is delighted with the spirit shown by his players since taking charge.
Moyes said he largely could not fault the effort shown by his players in recent matches, but the manner of conceding six goals in losing at home to Newcastle United and drawing at Bournemouth has brought the need to add new faces more sharply into focus.
“I'm pleased with our spirit and I think there's a bigger hunger and desire to do it, but we're lacking quality. We've got to stop conceding goals as easily as we are at the moment.
“But we hung in and stuck at it. It wasn't going to be easy and while we wanted the three points, it was important that we made sure we didn't lose and we did that.
“Obviously the last two games have been disappointing as far as goals conceded are concerned, whereas the three previous games it looked as if we had struck on something and become harder to beat.
“We've got a couple of forwards in form at the minute and people we can bring on and use, so I think we've got a threat, but were definitely lacking in some areas of giving ourselves a chance of playing much better."