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Allardyce denies stadium switch influencing West Ham form

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce insists the club's stadium move isn't preying on the players' minds.

The Hammers are under huge pressure to be a Premier League club when they move to the London Olympic stadium.

"I don't think the new stadium creates a pressure on the players. I don't think the players think about that," said the West Ham manager.

"We think about that as a business plan and as a basis of taking the club forward. I said that when we got back here, that it is about trying to establish West Ham as a team that is sustainable, sustains its position in the Premier League when it gets to that stadium.

"From a financial point of view, we all know what a disaster it is not to be in the Premier League and it is a bigger disaster than ever before because the money has gone through the roof again so that makes the pressure even greater than it was before.

"We've got all with that to cope with, or I have, and make sure the players continue to go out and give all that they've got."

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