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Moyes vows to ‘end season strongly’ at West Ham

West Ham United manager David Moyes has vowed his side will finish the season strongly after a difficult campaign.

Moyes was appointed as West Ham boss back in November following the sacking of Slaven Bilic, however endured an awful start to his Hammers career, failing to win any of his first four games in charge.

That run was ended with a memorable 1-0 victory over Chelsea, however since, the Hammers form has still been hugely inconsistent, leaving them in an relegation battle for much of the season.

With his side currently 14th in the Premier League table and seven points clear of the bottom three, the Scotsman insists West Ham will produce a strong end of the season to try and push for what would be a remarkable top-half finish.

“To get to 40 points is the biggest thing we need to do,” said Moyes, “I wouldn’t say it would guarantee safety, as there are years when it hasn’t, but in the main 40 points normally keeps you up.

“I’m keeping my target high and I’m hoping to win ten games. At the moment, we’ve won eight games in the Premier League, so if we can win ten, we’d just about get our points tally up there.”

He continued: “If we can keep the form going, the idea would be to go unbeaten until the end of the season and I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t aim for that and try and get there.”

West Ham welcome 19th placed Stoke City to the London Stadium on Monday night, knowing a victory will lift them into touching distance of safety and all but relegate the Potters.

However, Moyes knows Paul Lambert’s side are not to be underestimated and expects them to put up a big fight in the final few games of the season in order to avoid the drop.

“It’s a big game against Stoke and a big game for them as well,” he said, “It’s a similar game to the Southampton game because of what it means to both clubs but, if we can put in a big performance, and the crowd give us the same levels they gave us in that game, then we’ll give ourselves every chance of winning the game.

“If we can beat Stoke, we give ourselves a chance of finishing the season in a good position.”