Aaron Cresswell: Hammers must stick together


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West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has urged the squad to stick together if they are to remain clear of the relegation zone following Saturday’s loss to Brighton.

The Hammers fell to a 2-1 defeat against the newly promoted side at the Amex Stadium as Glenn Murray and Jose Izquierdo netted to cancel out a strike from Javier Hernandez.

West Ham are priced at 7.00 to be relegated and have been left sitting 12th in the Premier League just three points clear of the bottom three with 12 games remaining.

The Hammers are now without a win in four games in all competitions and David Moyes, who replaced Slaven Bilic in November, has failed to steady the ship.

Cresswell knows how tough the Premier League can be and admits the squad have a lot of work to do to ensure they don’t slip into the bottom three.

“It’s really tight down there in the Premier League – there are only a few points separating the bottom from the top ten,” Cresswell said.

“You win one and lose the next week, and you’re right back in it. We have got to keep looking forward to the next game, though, and try to get the points in that.

“We need to stick together and pull in one direction now and go into every game and try to get maximum points. We need to keep pushing up.

“All season has been up and down and when you lose, you think you’re out of it. But we have to focus on each games as it comes and try to push up for the rest of the season.”

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