George McCartney believes West Ham supporters should be pleased with the team's improvement this term.
They have been comfortable in mid-table this season despite a number of injuries to key players, but manager Alan Curbishley has been criticised for some of his tactics.
"It has been a long season and a major improvement on what was achieved last year," said the full-back on WHUTV.
"You give fans that improvement and people always seem to want more.
"Some players have played 40 games this season and now it starts to catch up on the whole squad. I think you have seen that in the last few weeks."