Collison says West Ham are still targeting a top-half finish despite a recent slide down the table.
He said: "We can look at what Norwich did last season. They had got promoted the year before and stayed up. As a promoted side ourselves this year, we want to do that and more and finish in a good place.
"I am sure it will be a cracking game to start the New Year off, but the most important thing for us is getting the points. Myself and Vaz have returned and I know there are a few of the other injured boys not too far away.
"Our form and results since August mean we have given ourselves a chance to be around the top half of the table and we want to make sure that stays that way. We have targets and over the next three or four games we will be looking to meet those targets so we can push on."