‘This is our best squad,’ West Ham man hails Allardyce’s side

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Neil McDonald has been talking about West Ham United's current squad.

West Ham United’s assistant manager Neil McDonald has praised the current crop of Hammers players as the best since Sam Allardyce’s arrival.

In quotes published by London 24, McDonald said, “The new players have come in and settled well which is a real bonus.

“I think this is our best squad. We have been here three years and in the third year your team should be a lot stronger and I think that is proving to be right at the moment.”

West Ham are currently seventh in the Premier League, having taken 10 points from the first seven games.

That includes an impressive victory against Liverpool while they were unlucky to leave Old Trafford without a point after a fine performance.

The likes of Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and Alex Song have all slotted seamlessly into West Ham’s starting XI, and along with the promising Diego Poyet it looks as though Allardyce has a side who can be a force in the top flight for years to come.

“It creates good problems because everyone has to play well and consistently to keep hold of the shirt,” McDonald added.

And that is absolutely true, with those players in the side knowing they are only one poor performance away from being replaced, and those striving to be knowing just how well they have to do when they get that chance.

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