Collins confident going into final game

Hammers defender James Collins insists the players are fully focused on Sunday's trip to Old Trafford and trying to maintain their winning run.

"Obviously it's a massive game and not too many people here are looking at the Sheffield United v Wigan game," he said. "We just have to concentrate on what we do. Hopefully we can go there and put in a good performance like we have done the few couple of weeks and get the result we need.

"We've been on a great run. Early on in the season our confidence wasn't very good, we got off to a poor start. Then halfway through the season we weren't playing anything like we knew we could.

"These last couple of months we've been on fire. We've been scoring goals and keeping clean sheets. The confidence is back up high and hopefully we can carry that on for the last game on Sunday.

"There's been a lot of talk off the pitch about Carlos and there are a lot of Clubs making noise about that. We've been concentrating on Sunday, that's all we can do. It's nothing to do with the players what goes on off the pitch. It's all about how we perform on the pitch. We're all concentrating on that."

Having taken to the pitch at Old Trafford before, James knows exactly what to expect from Sunday's stage.

"I've played there twice," he said. "I played there for Wales against England a couple of years back, I think we lost 2-0, and I played up there last season when we lost 1-0.

"It's an intimidating place and it's going to be very much a party atmosphere from their fans because they've won the League. We've got to go there concentrating on our own game and our own performance and get the result."

But James is hoping the team's recent form will continue, with help from the Hammers' fans.

"I've said so often that our fans have been amazing this season," he said. "We didn't give them that much to shout about at the start of the season but certainly these last couple of months we've tried to repay them with our football on the pitch. Hopefully we can go there and give them something to shout about again on Sunday.

"If you look back to before the Blackburn game everyone was writing us off, no one fancied us to stay up. The performances we've put in and the results we've got have been amazing, especially away at Arsenal.

"The away win at Blackburn was the start of it, the last couple of months have been amazing. Hopefully we can continue that on and take the confidence into Sunday and get the final point we need."