McDonald explains the key for West Ham to transform performances

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West Ham United assistant Neil McDonald has suggested what the current side need to do to turn their form around.

West Ham United assistant boss Neil McDonald has been quoted by the London Evening Standard suggesting the key for the side as they look to transform their recent form.

The Hammers have slipped down to tenth in the table with their chances of securing European football for next season appearing to have disintegrated.

However, McDonald has suggested that the side has to master a key area to get back to producing some of their best play.

“We have had some really good performances but we just haven’t had the results and we have just got to marry that up now in the next six games now to try to push us back up the table,” said McDonald.

There are numerous examples in recent games of what McDonald is talking about and the sort of things, which have left manager Sam Allardyce under pressure.

One of the most obvious is the game against Tottenham Hotspur where the Hammers looked good for a win before Harry Kane produced a late goal to secure a point for Spurs.

The defence has to defend hard and produce a clean sheet, the midfield has to work hard on controlling games and producing some creative chances and whoever plays up front needs to fire and hit the back of the net.

A top eight finish is still more than possible and would represent a great season looking ahead to the next campaign.

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