James Collins comments on West Ham's 'massive focus' for remaining games

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West Ham United defender James Collins suggests there is a will to end the season well at the club.

West Ham United defender James Collins has explained on the club’s website what he feels is the ‘massive focus’ of the team over the rest of the season.

Collins is bullish about the club pulling through a difficult run of form and has suggested that the side are still more than capable of pulling off their best ever finish to a Premier League season.

“It's a massive focus for us to make this the best season since we've been back in the Premier League. The last 12 or 13 games have been bitterly disappointing,” he wrote.

“To finish the last five games with as many wins as possible to move into next season would be great. We know we've got to up our performances to do that - that's what we've been working on in training.”

One of the main problems for the Hammers has been conceding late goals, which has hampered their progress, preventing them from securing vital points and prolonging the bad form.

The matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City from earlier this season showed a lack of discipline late on and that has to change moving into future games.

West Ham need to defend hard against QPR this weekend, because Chris Ramsey’s team are fighting for their lives near the bottom of the table.

QPR have the home advantage and will more than likely be full on at the start of the game, with plenty of pace and power to throw at the Hammers.

West Ham have enough quality to get through that period and the experience needed in midfield to gradually control the game, with a win giving the side some momentum, which they can take advantage of.

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