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Song: “We are like a family in the dressing room”

alex-song-west-hamStewart Downing reckons the Hammers are heading for a top ten season “and perhaps even better” if they can maintain their current consistency.

Downing has been a revelation this season and after the victory over Queens Park Rangers said: “I’m enjoying the new position and we can look at tenth or better if we continue consistently.”

His current form looks to be giving him a real chance of an international recall but the 30 year old isn’t at all sure about that.

He said: “I’ve always said I’d love to play for my country again but realistically I don’t think it’s going to happen.

“We can get even better when the injured players come back and I think the international break has come at the right time for us.”

Alex Song meanwhile has revealed why the new signing have settled into life so well at Upton Park.

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He said: “Everybody has been so welcoming to us in the dressing room – we are like a family.

“It was great to win again today because we should have had something from Manchester last week.”


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