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West Ham boss Bilic: Cup tie now must win

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic sees their looming League Cup tie as a must win after defeat at West Brom.

West Ham return to action with the League Cup visit of Accrington Stanley to London Stadium on Wednesday evening – a tie that takes on greater importance considering the Hammers' indifferent start to the Premier League season.

Bilic will undoubtedly make changes to his starting XI, but will still expect his side to be more than strong enough to see off their League Two opponents.

“It's an ideal chance and it's good that we have a game in three days in a different competition and we're going to approach that game with big desire to win it, but we need to pick up points in the Premier League – that's what we really need to do," he concluded.

“The cup game is important, but we need to start getting points as quickly as possible to climb the table."

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