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Collison hails support of West Ham fans

West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison has paid tribute to the Upton Park fans.

Collison is also relishing one day running out in front of the fans again, with memories still lingering of the reception he got when facing Millwall last August just after his father passed away.

Collison, recovering from knee surgery, told whufc.com: "The fans were magnificent all season to all the team - for me as well, personally, they were fantastic. Obviously I had a difficult time off the field as well and the response I got from our fans for that was just brilliant.

"As I said at the time it all happened, the match against Millwall, and the reaction from the crowd to me, was something I will never ever forget and again. I want to repay them for that by playing my best for West Ham and helping us getting good results.

"Although I managed to get a few goals last season and play some part, in the end the injury prevented me from playing towards the end of the season. It was frustrating for everybody.

"It is going to be a long summer what with recovering from the injury and I will be working hard, but it is good to have the World Cup to watch in between my sessions! The weather hopefully will also be nice and that always makes you feel better. I am looking forward now to getting back to fitness and being able to play my part for the team in what will hopefully be a bigger and better season for us."

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