Roger Johnson says West Ham United are facing a massive month in their bid to turn the 2013/14 season around.

Last Saturday's defeat to Newcastle United saw the Hammers drop into the Barclays Premier League bottom three, but February pits them against three sides in the bottom half of the table, with two of those fixtures - against Swansea City and Norwich City - at the Boleyn Ground.

Johnson, who arrived at the Hammers on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in January, is looking forward to playing his part as the Hammers look to climb the standings.

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He told whufc.com: "We'll go to Chelsea in our next game and try to cause an upset. Their record speaks for itself, but like any other game we'll go there looking to win it. Certainly after that we've got Swansea and Norwich at home - those kind of games decide your season.

"Then we'll have Southampton at home too, so February is a humongous month.

"I think this team is strong enough to stay up, the manager is looking to add too, which will help. We're near the top of the clean sheet record, and if we'd won a couple of the games we ended up drawing the league would look different. The manager is looking to strengthen and we'll see what goes on in the window.

"It's a massive football club and I'm honoured to be here. It's tough to make that transition back to the top flight, I've been out of the Premier League for two-and-a-half seasons, but I know in my head that I can do it and thankfully the manager has given me the chance to try and prove that.

"The sprirt is good, they players are a good bunch and nobody wants to get relegated. Everyone knows what we've got to do - start putting points on the board and winning here because it was a fortress last year, I'm told.

"The manager's trying to drum that into us. We know what's expected of us, we've got to do it and quick, because we are running out of games."