The Hammers were hoping for more with the energetic pair Valon Behrami and Jack Collison both returning to the side from injury but they were undone by two strikes from James Beattie.
West Ham have now gone seven games since their last victory but the manager believes his side a just about to turn the corner. “Well it's frustrating for us to come out with no points because when they scored the second goal it looked like we were going to win that game. It's tough for me to comment on that.
"It's tough for me to have a go at the players as I think they gave everything. It is encouraging that if we play like that it will be a different story soon - that is all I can say about that.
“It's the same as the situation we had last season, Right now we pay very hard for every little mistake that we make. The second goal was an easily repairable mistake in the midfield and they scored.
"It is not going our way but the team is determined to improve. The way they played it makes me feel that the corner is very close.”