West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic focused on returning to winning ways

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has urged his side to move on from their draw with Leicester City and return to winning ways as soon as possible.

The Hammers were held to a 2-2 draw by Leicester on Sunday, their fourth in a row, and their run of form has seen them drop down to sixth in the league table, seven points behind Arsenal, who occupy the fourth – and final – Champions League qualification spot.

West Ham take on Watford on Wednesday and striker Diafra Sakho will be back in the squad after recovering from a knee injury. Bilic has demanded his players pick up the three points as they try to put the pressure on the Gunners.

He told Sky Sports: “The gap to top four is big but it can be reduced but we have to win games. We are still in a big race for a European spot.

“Anybody who saw how we played at Leicester saw we have great team spirit and great motivation.

“We have a big game of football tomorrow night against Watford, so we need to talk about that and not a game that happened days ago.”

Bilic’s men are the favourites at 1.53, while the draw is priced at 4.20. Waford’s win over West Brom saw them climb to 12th but the Hornets are still the outsiders at odds of 6.00.

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