By Danny Wright
Jermaine Jenas believes that there is still cause for West Ham fans to be fearful about the season ahead despite picking up their first win of the season against Huddersfield on Monday night.
The Hammers’ were less than impressive as they beat the Terriers 2-0 at the London Stadium however the result will have no doubt have lifted the pressure off manager Slaven Bilic, who was yet to see his side earn a point before the game.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jenas believes that it may be too soon for the fans to start getting excited about the season ahead because the performance still left a lot to be desired and if players like Manuel Lanzini return from injury and they still play the same way, the BBC pundit thinks it could be a long year for the supporters.
“If you’re a fan watching that from West Ham week in week out it would be worrying. But Bilic could say Lanzini isn’t playing and other ball players – he would say he had one way to play. If this was how he was moving forward his job would still be at risk,” said Jenas on BBC Sport’s live match blog on Monday [10:02pm].
However that decision proved crucial as Andre Ayew came off the bench to supply an assist and score a goal for himself to move the Irons off the bottom of the Premier League table.
West Ham face West Brom at the Hawthorns in their next league fixture on Saturday and Bilic will no doubt be looking to build on the Huddersfield result in the Black Country.
In other West Ham news, Danny Gabbidon has delivered his verdict on the win against Huddersfield.