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Lawro on Swans v Irons

Mark Lawrenson is sitting firmly on be fence with his prediction for the Swans v Irons game at the weekend.

Writing in his BBC column he says: “I still got a warm welcome – from their club officials at least – when I went to Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night for their FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Whoever was watching that game on behalf of West Ham will have noticed that Jordan Ayew completely changed the game once he came on for Swansea in for the second half.

True, the Swans made some changes for that tie, but the good news for them is that they have responded to a bad defeat at Brighton with a win – yes it was against Championship opposition but it still makes a difference.

Last weekend, West Ham got beaten by the same 4-1 scoreline at Liverpool that Swansea went down to at Brighton.

Both teams will be looking to steady the ship a little bit, and I don’t think a draw is a bad result for either of them.

It is important that West Ham get something because they are only three points above the relegation zone.

Every year there is one team in the bottom half that just bombs at the end of the season and hardly wins a game.

This time it is hard to pick who that will be – there are at least eight contenders and West Ham are one of those in the mix.

It is hard to see any of the struggling teams going on a sustained run of positive results, but any of them could go on a bad one.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon