West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell is refusing to get carried away with the club’s current lofty position in the Premier League.
The Hammers are unbeaten in their last seven league matches and sit sixth in the standings, just four points off a top-four position following recent victories against Southampton and Liverpool.
The Irons enjoyed a similar run during the first half of last season, when they occupied fourth position after 16 matches, but a poor end to the campaign meant they could only end up in 12th place.
Full-back Cresswell is keen to avoid a repeat of that collapse this season and has confirmed the squad are keeping their feet on the ground.
He said: “It is totally different to last season. But we don’t want to get carried away because we beat Southampton and Liverpool in a week. We look at the table and there are still 18 games to go and anything can happen.”
The 26-year-old is keen to heed the warnings of the last campaign, as the Hammers only managed to win a handful of their last 22 league matches during the 2014-15 season.
Cresswell added: “Last year we were at this stage and we only went on to win four games in the second half of the season. So we have to look at that. It’s the reason why we are not getting carried away.”
Slaven Bilic’s side are next in league action when they take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on January 12, but before that encounter they must first face Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
West Ham are the 1.75 favourites to secure victory at Upton Park, Wolves are available at 4.75 and the draw is priced at 3.60.