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West Ham boss Curbishley denies feeling pressure

Alan Curbishley denied he is feeling the pressure after West Ham threw away the chance to beat struggling Bolton.

The Hammers manager admitted the demands to be successful are something "we have all got to live with" but remains desperate to find some continuity in what has been an injury-ravaged season.

West Ham took an 18th-minute lead through George McCartney and held on until deep in injury time only for Bolton captain Kevin Nolan to equalise.

"I'm not feeling any pressure other than to make sure we get three points," he said.

"I've been here 10 months and it's been topsy-turvy. We've never been able to settle, firstly because we had a relegation battle and this season every week has been different.

"We had big plans pre-season and they were scuppered in the second week when we began losing players through injury."

Curbishley said Dean Ashton, Freddie Ljungberg and James Collins were due to resume full training today but added: "I don't think the situation will change a great deal until after the international break in a couple of weeks.

"We will have had three international breaks with this one and players like Freddie and Craig Bellamy seem to be getting fit for their countries and then coming back injured. "

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