Nolan comments on challenge Allardyce has given West Ham squad

Kevin Nolan

West Ham United midfielder Kevin Nolan says there is a determination for the team to end the season well.

West Ham United captain Kevin Nolan has explained on the club’s website that it will be a disappointment for everyone at the club if they don’t have their best ever Premier League season.

Sam Allardyce has challenged the team to finish the season with more points than ever before, beating their best Premier League tally of 57 secured over the 1998-1999 season.

“It’s massive. We want to have the best season we’ve had since we’ve been back in the Premier League,” said the midfielder.

“I think we deserve it after the start we had. It will be a disappointment if we didn’t hit that target.”

West Ham are currently 15 points away from that total with seven games left to run this season.

It would take an almost perfect run of form over the rest of the season for the Hammers to get close to that points tally, which would almost certainly guarantee the team a place inside the top eight.

West Ham played well over the first half of the season, producing some great football and looking as though they would genuinely compete around the top six.

Injuries kicked in as the fixtures piled up high and as a result the side have struggled, but that the first period of the campaign showed is what West Ham are capable of playing effectively under the perfect circumstances.

Currently, the side are not in good form and it’s vital they end the season with some positive momentum.

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