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Team lineups: Bristol City v West Ham United 17 Apr 2012

 

WEST HAM

Starting line-ups

1 Robert Green
5 James Tomkins
20 Guy Demel
2 Winston Reid
25 Danny Collins
14 Matthew Taylor
4 Kevin Nolan
16 Mark Noble
22 Henri Lansbury
12 Ricardo Vaz Te
8 Nicky Maynard
Substitutes
10 Jack Collison
18 Julien Faubert
21 Papa Bouba Diop
13 Stephen Henderson
11 John Carew
 
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No Fear Of Hammers says McInnes

 

Derek McInnes takes his side into battle against high flying West Ham tonight knowing that a win would help them no end in their quest to stay up.

But while being all to aware what West Ham can do if they are allowed to play their game, he says his side have no fear of the promotion chasing Londoners.

The Hammers will be looking to pick up all the points to keep up their challenge for second place in the league which carries with it automatic promotion.

But City are not thinking about that, they have their own battle against relegation to fight and McInnes says that his team are up for it.

McInnes said to the Bristol Evening Post: ‘The game holds no fears for us. There is a real sense of anticipation about the fixture and there is a lot riding on it for both teams.

‘For all of that, the hungriest team will be in my dressing room and we are really looking forward to this fixture.

‘Regardless of whether we are playing a team at the top or bottom of the table, it is our performances that will determine where we finish.

‘The boys are itching to get going and that is always a good indication for any manager.

When you get to this stage of the season, you get a lot of players shying away from those situations.

‘But there is no fear in our squad and it is good to see a hunger and a desire among the players to influence things. The game cannot come quickly enough.’

 
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Allardyce says promotion race is back on

Championship, 16:32, April 17, 2012

Sam Allardyce believes West Ham are now back in the hunt for automatic promotion following their 6-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.

The Hammers went into the match having gone seven games without a win at Upton Park but dominated Gus Poyet’s side, with Portuguese winger Ricardo Vaz Te the star of the show as he bagged a hat-trick.
The win means Allardyce’s men are now just three points behind second-placed Southampton and, with three games of the season remaining, the experienced boss is determined to make sure the race for automatic promotion goes to the final day.
“We are in the race still, and we have closed on Southampton’s goal difference which could be a factor,” he said.
“We have to make sure we still have automatic promotion to play for on the last day against Hull.”

 
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