Chairman full of positivity for final run-in

As we prepare for Saturday's momentous clash with Wigan Athletic, West Ham United Chairman Eggert Magnusson has given an exclusive, in-depth interview to

In the first part of this feature Mr Magnusson today expressed his thoughts on the crucial climax to the season and the strong sense of belief that can be felt around the Club.

"We are all feeling positive," he said. "Throughout the Club everyone is confident that we can secure the results we need in our final three games to confirm our Premiership status.

"Everyone has been working extremely hard, both on and off the pitch. The management, players and backroom staff are all feeling bright and looking forward to facing the coming challenges as a close team.

"Everyone is confident that we can go to Wigan and achieve a great result. We have so many of our fans travelling up to the game that we are sure to have an extra advantage."

With the Chairman and players' financing coach travel to Wigan this Saturday, over 5,500 Hammers fans and will take up their seats at the JJB Stadium to cheer on Alan Curbishley's men.

Mr Magnusson said: "The supporters were fantastic against Everton, as they always are. They are the best supporters in England. They are noisy and full of passion and that is exactly what we need from them at Wigan.

"We believe in ourselves and we know we have an excellent chance of finishing the season on a high. The fans are so important and we need them to cheer us on to victory for the remainder of the season."

Look out for part two of our exclusive interview with Eggert Magnusson tomorrow when the Hammers chairman speaks about  his plans for a bright future at Upton Park.