Former Hammer Paul Ince believes the top four hunt is over for West Ham

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Ince believes Slaven Bilic will demand wins before the end of the season, but that the top four is gone.

West Ham United have had a tremendous season and it looked for a long time like the Hammers might be on their way to the Champions League next season.

Unfortunately, it seems they might have come up short in their pursuit of the top four.

West Ham are currently eight points behind Arsenal in fourth and have a game in hand, but with Manchester United also ahead of them and Liverpool closing in, it looks an uphill task.

One former West Ham player has now been talking about their hopes this week.

Paul Ince, who is not exactly popular at the Boleyn Ground because of the way he exited the club early in his playing career, believes that West Ham are out of the running for the top four.

But, speaking to Sky Sports News HQ today (28/04/16), he made it clear what manager Slaven Bilic would be expecting from his players in their final four games of the season:

“I think they’ve got to win as many games as they possibly can. Obviously they can’t get into the top four and get into Europe.

“Knowing Slaven, having played against him many a time, he will want to win every game possible.”

West Ham are not however out of the running for the top four just yet.

They take on West Brom, Swansea, Manchester United and Stoke City before the season is out and could easily find themselves in the top four still.

But regardless of where they finish in the hunt for the top four it has been a fantastic season from the Hammers under the Croatian.

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