West Ham captain Mark Noble seeks to ease tension with fans

Michael Owen

"We have to improve and bounce back".

West Ham have won just one of their last six matches and are at home to rejuvenated Leicester on Saturday.

WEST HAM skipper Mark Noble has been told to take a holiday - to sort out his mind and body.

'I think it always takes time, it takes time with any partnership, it takes time to build relations and it's only going to get better and better. "There are so many things still to fight for".

They also reached the Champions League quarter-finals after overturning a first-leg deficit against Sevilla.

"The first was that he had a massive injury in the first game of the season, then when he came back it was a little bit too early, so he was searching for fitness and form".

The form of defender Fonte since his arrival at the club in January also gives Bilic cause for concern, and he should be sacrificed against a Leicester side that have recently re-discovered their attacking mojo.

"But it's that kind of job, it's the nature of the job".

"Unfortunately, now, nobody can say it's the wrong decision because at least these three results are brilliant for them and they look different".

"Leicester play very simple football - but it's productive".

That news has attracted the attention of Irons boss Slaven Bilic, who is keen to sign a new attacker in the summer because of a lack of goals for his side this term, as well as the continued fitness doubts over Andy Carroll. It's electric, good at the second ball and finding spaces.