Wednesday, 12th February, 2014

West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame has claimed that the club's January signings have been key to their revival, with the manager now having a bigger squad at his disposal.

Three wins on the trot against Swansea, Aston Villa and Norwich City have meant that the Hammers are now comfortably placed 10th in the Premier League, having replaced the Claret and Blue on goal difference.

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Late strikes from James Collins and Diame helped Sam Allardyce's men clinch a 2-0 victory against a plucky Norwich City side on Tuesday, providing them with some much-needed breathing space ahead of crucial games against Southampton and Everton.

Speaking to his club's official website, Diame said: "It was great for me. I wanted to return well as I'd seen every game on TV and that the team were doing well. I was happy to be back in the team and I was determined to do my best for them."


The Senegal international had been out of action for a few matches after suffering a nasty gash to the knee during 0-0 draw against Chelsea at the end of last month.

"It's good that we've got a bigger squad now, and that players are coming back from injury.

"Everybody has to give their best and work hard to be in the eleven and that is only good for the team", the 26-year-old added.

The Irons brought in as many as five players during the January transfer window, providing manager Allardyce with more options to choose from.

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