West Ham United manager David Moyes has urged fans to stick with the club ahead of their visit to Manchester City on Wednesday night.
The Hammers have been below par for the majority of this season and are currently in the Premier League relegation zone with just 24 points after 25 games.
Irate fans of the East London club staged a protest against co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold last month prior to the 1-1 draw against Everton.
Further protests are expected to take place though Moyes has urged the West Ham supporters to be united during this trying time for the club.
“Stick with the team, your support is going to be vital. At home especially I think you can play your part and you can be an influence,” said Moyes as quoted by Sky Sports.
“We have had very few decisions since we have been here I have felt have gone for us and at times the crowd can influence that and we need to try and get behind the team which they have been to be fair.
“I have to say they have been great with me, they’re really supportive and helped me since I have been back and I have to say stick with us and hopefully we will turn it around.”
A win against the Citizens would see West Ham move above the drop zone as they are only a point behind 17th place Aston Villa.
The Hammers are however without a win during their past five league games and further losses could see them fall further and further into the relegation zone.
For a team of their calibre and that has invested heavily in the last two transfer windows, West Ham should really be challenging for a place in Europe.
They should not be fighting relegation and Hammers fans are therefore right in being unhappy.
The appointment of Moyes would have not really been inspiring considering that he has had unsuccessful spells with the likes of Manchester United, Sunderland and Real Sociedad during the past seven years.
It is however also worth remembering that the Scot did save the club from the drop during the 2017/18 season.
West Ham opted not to renew his short-term deal at the end of that season and instead appointed former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.