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Sullivan convinced top six realistic for West Ham

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan believes a top six finish is realistic.

He believes the upcoming run of fixtures presents an opportunity to return more points and possibly climb higher than their current seventh place in the Barclays Premier League table.

"I've said right at the start we can finish sixth and I think it's possible," Sullivan told "We could be on 18 points now. It's not a dream - we just needed a bit of luck in three games where we didn't get what we deserved. I don't think we've had a single game this season where we got more than we deserved out of a game.

"We've had three games where it wouldn't have taken a lot get more than we got. If we got points out of them, you're moving towards sixth place.

"I also realise things can go wrong but I think there are grounds for optimism. It's not rhetoric based on nothing, it's based on what we've achieved so far and the fixtures we've got coming up. If we play them like cup finals and play the West Ham way and score some goals, we could be in the top six.

"Whether we will is a bit of a tall order but it's not impossible. You've got to aim high and see where you finish."

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