Sam Allardyce: 'West Ham United must cope with anxiety'

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce urges the club's players and fans to stay calm heading into the final few weeks of the season.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has called on the club's players and fans to remain calm heading into the final few weeks of the season.

Three consecutive defeats have left the Hammers six points clear of the relegation zone with eight games left to play.

Allardyce now wants his team to forget the possibility of dropping out of the top flight and concentrate on getting enough points to stay up.

"There's always pressure that builds when you have a run of defeats. The anxiety when it's like that is felt all around the ground," he told the club's official website.

"You have to cope with that anxiety, don't let it prey on your mind and go out and play as you know you can.

"In my long time as a manager I've not experienced the ups and downs as we have this season, the consistencies and inconsistencies throughout the league."

West Ham continue their Premier League campaign on Wednesday when they welcome Hull City to Upton Park.

Sam Allardyce manager of West Ham United signals during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at Boleyn Ground on February 1, 2014
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