Grant in positive mood before West Brom clash

Peter Grant says that Hammers are determined to win tonight's final away match of the season at West Bromwich Albion and secure a top 10 finish in the Premiership.

With Bryan Robson's Baggies already relegated following Portsmouth's 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic on Saturday, and Hammers suffering with injury and suspension heading into the FA Cup final on May 13, there have been suggestions from some quarters that this evening's clash at The Hawthorns may turn into something of a non-event, but our Assistant Manager insists that won't be the case.

"We want to finish this season the way we started it," says Peter. "We've got two more Premiership matches to play before the FA Cup final and it is important that we remain focused because there is a great prize on offer - the chance to finish inside the top half of the league.

"Having been there all season, we would be very disappointed to end up outside the top 10 - there is no doubt about that. There are other wee challenges in front of us - the chance to be the highest-finishing promoted team, the chance to finish as high as eighth or ninth, and simply the chance to win another two Premiership matches..

"West Brom have had their fate sealed but, as we have already seen from Sunderland this season, a team with nothing to play for can often perform well without fear or pressure. They will be determined to put on a show for their fans, and we want to do the same.

"We have to perform with the same focus we have shown all season, and respect everyone in the Premiership no matter what their situation. West Brom may be down, but we just have to concentrate on our own game and put in a performance that we know we are capable of.

"We've worked so hard all season and it's important that we don't get caught up in all the hype that will surround the FA Cup final, because we've got two more Premiership matches and winning them both would be a fantastic achievement."