Nolan suggests 50 points is the target the squad have been given, but he feels that it should have been much higher.
“Reaching that (50 points) would not be a perfect season, because it could have been much better, but we have to respect the fact that a lot of injuries have happened and we’ve got a small squad that has been able to deal with it,” said Nolan.
West Ham were superb over the first part of the season, getting into a position where they looked as though they would be competing for a place in Europe.
Unfortunately since the turn of the year, performances have dipped and the club have found it difficult to put wins together consistently.
It is encouraging that one of the club’s most experienced players is not happy with settling for mediocrity based on the standards they created in the first couple of months.
With West Ham now looking likely to be confined to mid-table, it’s important they now press on and finish the season well.
Momentum will be useful heading into the summer and it will put a spring into the step of the manager as he looks to turn things around and transform the look of the squad to give the Hammers plenty of options in their final year at Upton Park.