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The pressure is building on Manuel Pellegrini, his West Ham side have failed to win any of their last seven games and a 3-2 home loss to rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend has left fans outraged.

A positive the club can take this season is its under 23’s side, which has remained unbeaten in their respective league.

An integral part of their success this year is winger Nathan Holland who has bagged nine goals in 11 Premier League 2 appearances as well as starting against Oxford in the League Cup.

One area the first team has lacked is an attacking mentality: Felipe Anderson has lacked anything going forward this season despite having a positive first season at the London Stadium.

Along with Anthony Scully he has lit up the youth leagues, Holland might not be experienced but he has ambition and that is what the Irons need in the ‘crisis’ they are currently in.

Holland has also played in this years EFL Trophy playing for West Hams under 23’s and scored against Newport where the Hammers came from 4 goals down to win 5-4.

What the Hammers need in their time of need is someone who wants to play for the club, has passion and wants to play for the badge.

There are just three players at the moment who come to mind that play for the pride of West Ham, those being Robert Snodgrass, Michel Antonio and Aaron Cresswell.

Having been injured since their League Cup game with Newport Country, Antonio has only just put the Claret and Blue colours back on and immediately made an impact when he came on as a second-half sub.

This passion and desire is needed at a club that has suffered two relegations since the year 2000 the first time with a 42 point tally the highest amount of points from a relegated team and the second in 2010/11 under Avram Grant.

Relegation is not being talked about yet, but if Pellegrini is to turn things around then form needs to be picked up and a rotation of players has to be made including bringing in youngsters such as Holland.