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​Collins: West Ham can fight for Champions League spot

West Ham defender James Collins believes that the Hammers can secure a Champions League spot this season.

The Hammers currently sit third in the Premier League standings with 20 points from 10 games and have already defeated the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.

"The confidence is massive - we're on fire at the minute," said the Wales defender.

"Last year a lot of the lads hadn't been in that position.

"The expectation was so high. We took our eye off the ball. But we've signed top- quality international footballers who are used to that pressure.

"We've got the squad to do it. That's the major thing. We've got competition for places in every position.

"We struggled with injuries last year which knock us off track and maybe we weren't as focused as we should have been. But the squad is so improved that if

we're up there at Christmas there's no reason we can't finish there."


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