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Saturday 1 February Updated Wednesday 18 February

'We need to build momentum'

Matt Taylor says the Hammers are focused solely on themselves as they enter a crucial period of the season.

West Ham United take on Swansea City at the Boleyn Ground in the early kick-off on Saturday, knowing that a victory will take them out of the bottom three.

Taylor says that is all the Hammers are thinking about - and not what the other teams at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League may, or may not, achieve.

He said: "We're not too worried about everybody else outside the football club - everyone would probably have suggested that we'd have gone to Chelsea and it would be a case of how many they'd win by.

"But we went there, proved a lot of people wrong and now we need to take some momentum into Swansea and pick up three vital points.

"We need to make sure we score more goals, but we have to take the positives from Chelsea on Wednesday. The positives were that we went to one of the best teams in the league and came away with what I believe was a well deserved point. Hopefully we can build on that with a home game on Saturday now."

Taylor was at the forefront of the Hammers' magnificent defensive effort which yielded a 0-0 draw.

The No14 made a game-high seven blocks to help frustrate the hosts and he was thrilled to hold the Blues at bay.

He added: "As a team we showed great resilience in our last game.

"You've got to realise that going to Chelsea, you sometimes have to take the sting out of the game.  Chelsea have so much possession, so you have to stick in and get your bodies on the line.

"What we did on Wednesday was put our bodies on the line and show our passion and resilience for the shirt. That was important, we gave our fans something to go home happy with.

"You have to do that in games like this and we're over the moon that we came away with a point."

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