West Ham midfielder Gary O’Neil claims the side need just one more win to ensure they are playing in the Premier League next season.
The Hammers are on the road again on Saturday when they travel to Southampton, who are also looking for a win to take them past the magic 40-point barrier, but recent away form has taken an upturn and the midfielder is looking to pick up a win at St Mary’s.
The midfielder says he is expecting a hostile reception due to his association with Portsmouth, where he started his career, but he’s looking forward to the clash.
“I think we’re looking for one more win,” O’Neil told the official website.
“Hopefully it can come this week but Southampton are in great form and they have had some fantastic results at home – I think they have beaten Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool at home recently.
“It’ll be a tough game because they’ve got some good players. We’ll go there and hopefully we’ll have a couple more players fit and the gaffer will have stronger squad to pick from.
“I’m looking forward to it, even though I’ll get a bit of stick coming from Portsmouth. It’s another chance to go and get three points.
“Our away form has picked up with a win at Stoke and draw at Anfield after five straight defeats on the road. Hopefully our improved form can continue.”
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