Neil McDonald impressed by West Ham United squad

McDonald impressed by West Ham squad
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West Ham assistant coach Neil McDonald believes that the club currently has its strongest squad in many years.

West Ham United assistant coach Neil McDonald has claimed that the club is currently boasting its strongest squad in many years.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce added nine new players to his ranks over the summer, including midfielder Alex Song on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

The result has been West Ham move up to seventh place in the Premier League table during the opening few weeks of the season, and McDonald believes that the strength in depth bodes well for the remainder of the campaign.

"I think this is our best squad. We have been here three years and in the third year your team should be a lot stronger and I think that is proving to be right at the moment," he told the Newham Recorder.

"We have great competition for places. Whoever the manager picks, it is going to be a good team and if a player gets in, he will keep his place if he is playing well."

West Ham return to Premier League action on Saturday when they travel to struggling Burnley.

West Ham United Assistant Manager Neil McDonald looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on December 21, 2013
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