West Ham hero Steve Lomas has urged fans not to panic over their dismal start to the season.
Lomas says the Hammers will come good under manager Manuel Pellegrini.
“There was a lot of optimism in the summer and people were saying we could finish in the top six or seven but, for me, it takes more than one good transfer window to build a team to consistently challenge for those positions in the table," Lomas told whufc.com.
“For Manuel Pellegrini, managing West Ham is a different ball game to managing Manchester City, where he inherited a very strong squad with top, top players from Roberto Mancini. It was a different scenario there.
“It will take time for Pellegrini to get things the way he wants them, and he has had a few issues to deal with, including losing important players to injury like Manuel Lanzini.
“I'm sure things will turn around. We did sign better players in the transfer window, but it takes time for them to settle into the Premier League and to get used to each other. I certainly believe [Andriy] Yarmolenko will become a good player for us, and you can see Felipe Anderson has quality, but the Premier League is a different challenge for them to get used to.
“For me, it's about picking up a few results, getting some confidence and then I believe we will see the best of them.
“At the end of the day, the manager has got to be given time, because he has not become a bad one in the space of three or four weeks."