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West Ham defender Collins gushes over Bilic - 'The boys have really reacted to him'

West Ham United defender James Collins has heaped praise on manager Slaven Bilic.

Bilic has certainly made a huge impact since being appointed by the Hammers in the summer and as a testament to this fact, the London side are currently sitting up in sixth spot in the Premier League.

The playing group at Upton Park have also enjoyed life under Bilic thus far, prompting Collins to reveal that the Croatian manager has made quite an impression with the players as well as the fans.

"He's spot on, the gaffer - the boys have really reacted to him. The board made some tremendous signings in the summer, and they've all settled in straight away," Collins said.

"The fans loved him from the off because he was such a good player here. He was onto a winner straight away. If the West Ham fans like you you're halfway there.

"His tactics, training sessions and the coaches he's got with him are spot on. The lads are really enjoying training and the gaffer's methods. The fans like good football and the players working hard."

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