David Gold: West Ham must beat Stoke, recent form 'not good enough'

Upton Park

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has piled the pressure on manager Sam Allardyce.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter to comment on the club's recent dreadful run of form ahead of this weekend's clash with Stoke City.

The Hammers were challenging for a top six place at the turn of the year, but their form in 2015 has been nothing short of disastrous.

Just two wins this year, against struggling Hull City and Sunderland, have seen West Ham plummet all the way back down to ninth place, and are somewhat clinging onto a top half finish given Crystal Palace's great form under Alan Pardew.

The pressure is mounting on manager Sam Allardyce, and with his contract set to expire this summer, it doesn't look like 'Big Sam' will be back in the home dugout at Upton Park next season.

This weekend, the Hammers host Stoke City at Upton Park, with the Potters in tenth place - and a win for Mark Hughes' men would take them above West Ham.

At this stage in the season, prize money for finishing higher up the Premier League table becomes a factor, and Hammers co-chairman Gold has taken to Twitter to demand a win this season, accepting that the Hammers' recent form is 'not good enough'.

Allardyce really is drinking in the last chance saloon at West Ham, and if he is to keep his job for next season, he needs a strong finish to the campaign - starting with that game against Stoke City this weekend.

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