West Ham boss Avram Grant insists three wins will be enough to beat the drop

11 April 2011 01:41

Under pressure: West Ham boss Avram Grant

Avram Grant believes West Ham need just three more wins to secure survival in the Barclays Premier League this season, insisting his players are committed to the cause.

The Hammers enter the last hurdle of the season just a point adrift from safety in 18th place following Saturday's dismal 3-0 defeat at Bolton.

Emotions ran high at the Reebok Stadium with midfielder Mark Noble involved in an angry exchange with goalkeeper Robert Green.

But Grant insists his players can overcome their frustrations this weekend in their crunch clash with Aston Villa at Upton Park and make a giant leap towards his magic target of 41 points to avoid relegation to the Championship.

'The players are very committed to the team and we can win three of our last six games,' Grant said, in his weekly email to the club's supporters.

'I think we need to get to 41 points. Every game is hard on paper but we have beaten Liverpool and drawn with Tottenham Hotspur.

'We need to look at the whole picture. We have played well over the second half of the season and we have won our battles and everything was going well. We must learn from Saturday.

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'I still believe that we can stay in the league. What you saw in the first half at Bolton is not something that you see every day in our team. It was an exception.'

The Hammers have a tough run-in with Chelsea and Manchester City to play away from home but they will be looking to pick up points against fellow strugglers Villa, Blackburn, Wigan and Sunderland.

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Source: Daily_Mail