Carl Jenkinson insists the West Ham players still feel they have something to play for ahead of Saturday’s clash with Queens Park Rangers.
After a strong first half of the campaign which put them in the running for the European places, the Hammers have been woeful in 2015, winning just twice in the Premier League in a run that has seen them slip to 10th in the standings.
Their recent performances have led to plenty of criticism from the stands, while boss Sam Allardyce, who is out of contract in the summer, has himself admitted he would probably have been sacked where it not for their fast start.
However, with five games to go they still have plenty of opportunities to try and move up the table with winnable fixtures against QPR, Burnley, Aston Villa, Everton and Newcastle remaining this term.
Jenkinson, who has impressed since joining on loan from Arsenal in the summer, insists the players are desperate to finish on a high and has promised the fans a positive performance on Saturday at Loftus Road.
“Queens Park Rangers need every point they can get but so do we,” he told the club’s official website.
“We want to finish as high up the league table as possible, as after the start we had we’re not just going to accept a mid-table finish.
“QPR need the points but we need to play our part 100 per cent.”
Despite their current position in the table, West Ham’s recent form means they are currently the 3.10 underdogs heading into the match, with the draw 3.40 and QPR 2.25.