Chairman pays tribute to 'amazing' fans

Chairman Eggert Magnusson has thanked the magnificent army of Hammers fans who travelled up to the JJB Stadium yesterday to spur the team on to a fantastic victory over relegation rivals Wigan Athletic.

The West Ham United chief admits he was staggered by the atmosphere created by the 5,500 supporters as Alan Curbishley's men secured a vital 3-0 win, and wishes to pay tribute to the claret and blue following.

"I feel that I must say something after yesterday's game, because the support of our fans was amazing," says Mr Magnusson. "It was a wonderful sight to see them all together and they were an absolute credit to the Club.

"From the first minute to the last, they did not stop singing and cheering for the team, and they should be proud of the part they played in our victory. As I sat there watching the game and listening to our fans, I felt so proud to be the Chairman of West Ham United

"I would also like to congratulate Alan and the players on the performance and result yesterday. They played with such determination and skill, and fully deserved to win the game.

"We can now look forward to next Saturday's final home match against Bolton Wanderers with confidence and belief. I know that our fans will create another fantastic atmosphere and I am sure the players can respond again with a winning performance."