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Robert Green said West Ham United are ready to give everything to the cause once again when they arrive at Turf Moor on Saturday.

The England goalkeeper has been back to his best in recent weeks, with three tremendous displays in the Barclays Premier League since the turn of the year. He has kept two clean sheets and conceded just once - away to Portsmouth on Tuesday 26 January - and been a full part of a resilient rearguard.

Green is confident those results underline the determination in the ranks and that the squad will hold their own against a Burnley team who will also be scrapping for the points. "It is a game that we will stand up and be counted - we have gone to other places and pulled out performances," he said.

"It won't be any colder and just as tough as down at Portsmouth the other week - where we put in a good performance and should have won. We'll go there and have our heads on it.

"We won't get a second shot at it - it will be a right battle - this and all the matches coming up are all very important for us."

Green said the stability brought in by the club's new owners has also helped to raise spirits at Chadwell Heath.

"Before the takeover, there were fears we would lose a lot of our players. The team stayed together through it all. The manager and the team, the fans - everyone was still behind us even though we have not won as many games as we would have liked.

"The new owners have come in, there is more stability and we kept all our players last month and were able then to include more players to the squad instead. We will continue to give everything in every game a good go and I think people will see that."