Dean Ashton praises magic West Ham signings and Slaven Bilic

West Ham are on course for a fantastic end to the season.

West Ham United are in the hunt for the top four. The Hammers have had an incredible season and are now chasing potential qualification to the Champions League for next season.

The performance of the club has not just seen them push toward the Champions League, but they are also in the running for the FA Cup.

Much of their success has been down to their recruitment in the summer.

Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini in particular have been fantastic acquisitions from West Ham this term.

One former West Ham player who happens to agree is Dean Ashton.

He had this to say about the new West Ham players whilst talking to Sky Sports News HQ earlier today (30/03/2016):

“They’ve got magic players this year.

“I think Dimitri Payet has been an absolute revelation. Arguably one of the players of the season in the Premier League.

“Lanzini has been magnificent as well.”

But the players were of course not the only new recruits at West Ham in the summer. The Hammers brought in Slaven Bilic as the replacement for Sam Allardyce in the summer.

The former Besiktas coach and ex-West Ham player has been superb for the club and Ashton believes the players are very happy under his management:

“They have all brought into Slaven Bilic and his way of playing. It has really worked for them.

“He has taken the pressure on. There was pressure there to take over from Sam (Allardyce) and to deliver. To do that so early in the season.

“All the players have brought into the philosophy. You can just tell that all the players like him and get on with him. “

West Ham fans are of course big fans of Bilic because of his mercurial attitude and the way in which he has turned around the fortunes of West Ham with some enigmatic new arrivals.

Hopefully it is a season that can end in success.

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