West Ham United captain Kevin Nolan has defended underfire manager Sam Allardyce.

Nolan, West Ham's goal-scoring skipper, is adamant Allardyce must stay.

He said: "If Sam was out of a job any of the clubs in the bottom six would hire Sam to keep them up. The co-chairmen here have been brilliant with him. They understand we've had injuries.

"We're all in it together. We feel we'll be in the Premier League come the end of the season."

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