Neill denies rift rumours

08 March 2007 04:24
West Ham defender Lucas Neill claims there is unity in the dressing room and everybody at Upton Park is pulling in the same direction in the battle to avoid relegation. Neill, who only arrived in the January transfer window from Blackburn Rovers, has rubbished reports in the media that there is unrest behind the scenes at the club, who slipped ten points adrift of safety after last weekend's 4-3 home defeat by Tottenham. "The club are very professional and there is no rift in the dressing room," the Australia international told Sky Sports News. "We are very much together and you saw that on Sunday - and I think you will find that until the end of the season. "A line has been drawn under everything in the past - whether it's true or not true - and the only way is up for West Ham." However, despite being winless in the league since December, Neill has backed his new team-mates to string together the results which will move them off the foot of the table. "I would like to be part of a team that wins four, five or six games in a row - that would excite me," he continued. "It's a massive task as there are only so many points to go for and we probably need 18 to 20. "We're going to do what we can to fight for them."

Source: ESA