By Alex Taylor
West Ham legend Trevor Sinclair has labelled the Olympic Stadium as twice as good as previous home Upton Park.
The east London outfit changed home this summer after 112 years at the Boleyn ground.
The transition to Stratford has been fraught with teething issues after fan violence and poor stewarding.
“There are a lot of people who are saying ‘it’s not Upton Park’,” Sinclair told West Ham TV.
“Yeah it’s not, it’s twice as good for me. In with the new and out with the old, it’s needed for the club to go forward.
“It is a fantastic atmosphere when the fans gets behind the players and the players start producing.
“It’s a superb place to play football, the fans will really grow to love it and enjoy it, I just hope the team can do the business.”
Troubles off the pitch seem to have translated to issues on it after the Hammers have picked up just four points from their opening seven matches this term.
The Club’s poor start to the season leaves them 18th in the table and out of the Europa League.
Slaven Bilic’s side impressed last term after finishing seventh in England’s top-flight, but have been unable to sustain last season’s good-form.
Bilic will be hoping for his sides first win in six league matches as they travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace after the international break.