David Moyes: Said Benrahma has to wait for first West Ham start with Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen flying

Jack Rosser
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<p>Waiting game | Said Benrahma is being eased in at West Ham </p> (West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Waiting game | Said Benrahma is being eased in at West Ham

(West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

David Moyes says Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals are currently playing too well to be dropped to allow Said Benrahma his full West Ham debut.

The Algerian winger, who signed from Brentford on deadline day, has been eased in by Moyes since making the move across London.

After making a dramatic impact off the bench against Fulham before the break - setting up Tomas Soucek's eventual winner, but also giving away a penalty in the dying seconds of the game - the clamour for Benrahma to start has only increased.

But with Bowen and Fornals two of the most impressive members of Moyes' squad so far this season, the Hammers boss is not going to rush to any decisions over Benrahma.

"The boys in the team are playing really well, it's not easy to say sorry, we're bring someone else in," said Moyes.

"If you come to the club it's a great thing, it's great competition behind the player and gives the players in the team more reason to perform well.

"So, I think still bringing him in gently, slowly is the best way, and he's been away for a couple of weeks with Algeria so we've not had him on site all the time.

"But I've got to say there's been bits that I've seen from him, he's beginning to have an influence and I can start to see things improving.

<p>Flying | Jarrod Bowen has been in fine form this season</p>Getty Images

Flying | Jarrod Bowen has been in fine form this season

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"So that's what we want, I want when we bring him on I want them to make a difference and show everybody exactly why we bought him."

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