New West Ham United assistant Paul Nevin has lifted the lid on what he has noticed about the players behind the scenes.

West Ham are facing an uphill battle to stay in the Premier League this season.

The Hammers have slipped into the bottom three with 13 games to go.

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Some fans and pundits think West Ham are doomed

David Moyes’s side have not won for five Premier League matches.

And things don’t get any easier with Manchester City and Liverpool up next in consecutive away games.

Many pundits and West Ham fans believe the club is doomed to relegation.

But new Hammers coach Paul Nevin has revealed some encouraging signs from behind the scenes (

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New Hammer Nevin has words of encouragement

“Firstly, I’m impressed by the general attitude to the situation,” Nevin told in his first interview since joining the club.

“There’s an energy in the building. I think you could go into a lot of clubs in this situation and feel like there’s a bit of negativity, a bit of doubt, but I don’t feel any of that here at all.

There are smiling faces, there’s positive talk, there’s an anticipation for the games that are coming up from staff and players alike, so I think it’s a really healthy place to be. That’s probably the most exciting thing, just the confidence that I feel around the place right now.”

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Don’t count West Ham out yet

West Ham fans will be pleased to hear such positivity after a torrid season.


But supporters are sick of the talking and players paying lip service.

They want action and Moyes is going to have to pull a couple of rabbits out of the hat if West Ham are to survive.

West Ham have always been capable of beating top sides on their day.

Indeed this season the Hammers have beaten Manchester United and Chelsea.

Realistically West Ham need four or five wins from their remaining matches to stay up.

Let’s hope the positive attitude Nevin has witnessed in training comes to fruition on the pitch.

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