West Ham captain Neill: We don’t want to grind the season out

Neill said: “We had a sense of being in a no-lose situation last season because a lot of people had well and truly written us off.

“Yet we rolled up our sleeves and got the job done — miraculously. We still look back on it now with a sense of disbelief.

“But the momentum we gained and the fear of not being in that situation again will drive us on.

“It’s horrible. Driving into training every day, trying to win over the fans, trying to get performances going again and raise confidence levels.

“We don’t want to grind the season out, we want to play good football and not have to be looking over our shoulders. We want to play, knowing another three points could take us to the dizzy heights.”