Monday, 21st April, 2014

West Ham United skipper Kevin Nolan is frustrated after his side’s disappointing performances in recent games and has urged the team to be at their best in their remaining fixtures.

Sam Allardyce’s side suffered their third defeat this month after they went down 1-0 against Crystal Palace at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday.

Currently 12th in the league table, the Hammers, who were hoping to finish the season in the top half of the Premier League prior to the start of the month, have lost all of their April fixtures to date and are now seven points behind tenth-placed Stoke City.

With just three more games to go this season, Nolan has urged his side to be at their best and build on goalscoring opportunities as they look to end the season on a better note starting with their game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.


"In the last two games here at home we've conceded three penalties and lost the game. Our discipline has got to get better”, the 31-year-old Englishman told West Ham United’s official site.

"We had six [chances] in the first half and six in the second. When you get a chance you [have to] put it on target, because that’s what the fans remember and that’s what puts them [the opposition] under pressure. That's what we've got to be better at as a whole squad, not just as individuals.

"When we get those chances, even if they're half chances, that's enough in the Premier League. You've got to be able to take them and put them on target.

“We'll go away, we'll study the videos and we'll try to put it right next week at West Brom", he added.

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