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Dramatic Irons run gives squad big survival hope

Dmitri Halajko

West Ham’s under 23s grabbed a vital win over Arsenal yesterday to give themselves an outstanding of escaping relegation from Premier league 2 Division 1.

The Hammers were rock bottom by several points a few weeks ago but four wins from the last seven has lifted them to  outside the drop zone.

The young Hammers’ run has has included just one defeat by Manchester City as their form has picked up in hugely dramatic fashion.

The 14 points gained during that spell have pushed us from the bottom of the table to outside the Division 1 drop zone, where they now sit eleventh place.

They now have just one game left against Leicester under 23s  whom they head by two points although the Foxes having a game in hand on them,

The Irons are just two points behind Arsenal whom they meet in next Friday’s season finale knowing that, putting Leicester’s results aside, another win against Arsenal will guarantee their place in development football’s top-flight – and would even see them leapfrog the Gunners into tenth.

The lead coach Dmitri Halajko said: “The form that we’re in at the moment is really the form we should have been in at the start of the season. 

“We’re certainly producing some of the same aspects, but we weren’t finishing games off or killing teams off back then. Now, we’re finding a way to grind out three points when needed. 

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