David Gold – like the rest of us is holding onto a Champions League dream – and expects to win at Upton Park tomorrow but he adds a note of caution from personal experience.
The team news out of Wales is that Swans’ captain Ashley Williams will be rested for the last two league games ahead of his involvement at Euro 2016 whilst Neil Taylor, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero and Alberto Paloschi are injured.
Gold told ClaretandHugh: “I am encouraged to see they have some problems whilst we have everyone available for a match which is as important as any we have played this season.
“However, I remember when we were involved at Birmingham we were pushing for promotion when we played relegated Grimsby and lost 1-0.
“These things tend to stick in your mind at times like this but we still have this slim chance of the Champions league and I know Slaven will attack them. That’s his way and I expect to win.”
Biic himself adds: “We are really happy and grateful that with three games to go we are in competition for a European place, whether you’re talking about top four which is quite hard but possible, or top six.
“We have to be on top of our game in all three of these matches as there are a couple of teams below us that are capable of winning their games, like we are, and the gap is not so big.”
Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin said: “West Ham are a very good team and they have had a good season. But I am confident that we have a good group, it is not only 11 players.
“I have the chance to see some players who don’t play much and this is important for the future of our club and our players.”