By Wayne Veysey

29th Sep, 2022 | 3:38pm

Sources: David Moyes could axe Tomas Soucek to save West Ham job

David Moyes is weighing up whether to drop West Ham ever-present Tomas Soucek to save his job, sources have told Football Insider.

The Czech midfielder has started all nine of the Irons’ matches this season as well as completed their seven Premier League games.

But his performances have been well below the consistent high level that has made Soucek, 27, a virtual untouchable in Moyes’ team during the last three years.

West Ham’s central midfield pairing of Soucek and Declan Rice has been instrumental in the team punching above their weight in recent season.

Moyes has great faith in the Czech due to his reliability, commitment and physicality, as well as his aerial prowess in both penalty boxes.

The manager and his coaching team are mulling over whether to reshape a midfield that has not functioned as well this season.

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One option is to play club-record summer signing Lucas Paqueta in a deeper role that could see him get more of the ball.

The £51million man has started the last two matches in a more advanced role but struggled to make an impact and finished on the losing side both times.

Moyes has yet to make up his mind on his team selection for Saturday evening’s Premier League clash against Wolves.

The fixture will pit the 18th-placed Irons against the side one place above them in the table, with pressure growing on Moyes to transform the team’s results.

Soucek has been a huge success for the London club since signing in January 2020, initially on a loan deal.

That was subsequently converted into a permanent transfer in the summer of that year for around £15million.

In total, Soucek has made 115 appearances for West Ham, which have yielded an impressive 21 goals from his defensive midfield role.

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