West Ham face Anderlecht in the UEFA Europa Conference League tonight and the squad were out walking in town today ahead of kick-off.

The Hammers can put a real stranglehold on Group B by taking four points from our back-to-back games against the Belgian side over the next week.

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Despite our struggles in the Premier League, West Ham have looked composed and assured in the Europa Conference League.

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Maxwel Cornet will be missing from the squad tonight due to a calf injury and despite fears about Jarrod Bowen, David Moyes has pretty much a full squad to choose from tonight.

We cannot afford to lose tonight, that’s for sure, but a win should be the main aim for the boys. They all looked more than comfortable and relaxed when walking about town this morning…

West Ham fans will love Declan Rice video ahead of Anderlecht clash

The 23-year-old Hammers skipper is one of the most popular players at the London Stadium, if not the most popular.

He is absolutely vital to everything good that we do.

Declan Rice was captured on video ahead of West Ham United's clash with Anderlecht
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Rice his obviously an unbelievable footballer but what makes him special is his passion, commitment and obvious love for West Ham United.

He has been with the club since he was 14, and the challenge for David Moyes now will be to keep him here for another nine years.

Should the West Ham owners match his ambition both on and off the pitch, that may well be a possibility.

Rice has struck up a real close bond and affinity with the Hammers fans. We love him because he’s one of us.

And Dec proved that once again by shouting ‘Irons’ whilst walking around the streets of Anderlecht this morning:

That’s absolutely brilliant. It’s yet further evidence that Rice is West Ham through and through.

Let’s hope that the Chelsea fans don’t see that eh, they might just have a meltdown!

West Ham need a result in Anderlecht tonight. And with Declan Rice and his teammates seemingly in fine spirits, I don’t see any reason why we can’t get the job done.

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