Kevin Nolan believes West Ham must not panic about their recent slump in form and need to concentrate on putting things right as soon as possible.

The Hammers skipper puts a recent lack of positive results down to bad luck and poor refereeing decisions, leading to a current spell of five Premier League games without a win.

But the midfielder believes the fact the players are creating chances means a much-needed Premier League win is not far away and that the squad are determined to get back to winning ways.

He told “We’re creating chances and, if we weren’t creating chances, we’d be really worried.

“It’s just about them falling for us now. It’s inches rather than anything else. If we keep doing the right things, we know it’s going to turn for us.

“In the last couple of weeks, refereeing decisions have hurt us and it’s massive because it could have been another couple of points on the board. We’ve got five points after six games and we’re just above the relegation zone and it costs us massively.”

Nolan also believes the current togetherness amongst the squad members is strong enough to help them overcome a difficult period on the pitch and the players know they must stick together in order for that to happen.

“We’ve got a good camaraderie at this club, throughout the players and staff and the fans, who I thought were fantastic against Hull City,” Nolan admitted.

“We can’t afford to panic and, at the end of the day, we understand the position we’re in. It’s very disappointing overall but we’ll just keep plugging away and stick together.”