Cresswell looking to appease fans
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West Ham's Aaron Cresswell says he understands why their fans have become so frustrated this season.
After finishing seventh last term, the Hammers have struggled this time around, with their players so far failing to adapt to life at their new ground, the London Stadium.
Friday's 5-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester City led to fresh doubts being raised about boss Slaven Bilic's position and the fans who stayed beyond the final whistle were not shy in letting their feelings known to the players.
Cresswell admits his side have been frustrated by their poor form this season, especially at home, but has called on the supporters to get behind them as they look to kick on in the second half of the season.
"Of course it makes a massive difference when the fans are right behind us, encouraging us and supporting us," he told the club's official website. "As players, a positive atmosphere makes it easier for us to relax and concentrate on the job, while it also makes it more difficult for the visiting team to do the same thing.
"We all know that results haven't been going as well as we'd all have hoped as late, and I can fully appreciate and understand that it can be frustrating watching at times, but we all want the same thing at the end of the day.
"I remember when I sat in the crowd when I was out injured and it can be electric. That noise definitely gives the lads a lift and has helped them to win games."