West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has admitted there could be more growing pains in store for the club.

It has been an inauspicious start to the new campaign for West Ham.

Hammered 5-0 by Manchester City on the opening day the Hammers then toiled to a point away at Brighton last time out.

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Failing to impress so far

While any point away from home in the Premier League for West Ham is a good point, it was the bitty incoherent nature of the team’s performance that has fans concerned.

West Ham looked slow, ponderous, lacklustre and neither solid nor particularly creative.

Of course it is still early days. But perhaps for the first time fans are starting to voice their frustrations with the Chilean.

Supporters had hoped to see some progress this season after the club ended last term in good form with a nice balance of style and substance.

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New faces, new season, same old West Ham?

Record signing Sebastien Haller joined as did exciting Spain star Pablo Fornals. Promising young striker Albian Ajeti was also added to the ranks.

 

But in an interview with the club’s official website Pellegrini has warned there could be more pain in store while he tries to find the right formula for the team to grow into a stronger force.

“We need to integrate Fornals, we need to integrate Haller and Ajeti so that we have different options and that will be positive,” Pellegrini told whufc.com.

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‘We need more games’

“But maybe we need more games to see the best way to play.”

The frustration for Hammers fans is that the club has a kind run of fixtures to start the season.

And if the team continues to labour it could be a real wasted opportunity to get a meaningful number of points on the board.

West Ham are back on the road this Saturday making the short trip to Watford who have lost both their opening games.

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