Positive Potts

West Ham United great Steve Potts believes West Ham United have more than enough to keep climbing up the Barclays Premier League table.

The defender made 505 first-team appearances in claret and blue, earning a place in the hearts of Hammers fans everywhere.

Potts has been back at the Boleyn Ground this week, meeting supporters in their Executive Boxes and corporate hospitality lounges.

"You do get the buzz. Obviously when you're playing it's a different sort of buzz completely because you're in the dressing room and playing the game and have the build-up to everything."

Potts spent 17 seasons with West Ham, being voted Hammer of the Year twice. With such experience behind him, the 43-year-old knows exactly what is required to stay in the top-flight.

Now a London taxi driver, Potts hears plenty of opinions from his passengers, but he firmly believes his former club will survive in the Barclays Premier League having moved up to 16th after a fine 2-0 win against rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"A lot of teams are getting dragged into it. Aston Villa are on a really bad run, so I think there are about six teams who are in a lot of danger.

"I don't look at West Ham and see a team that is a bottom-of-the-table team. I think they are a lot better than what they have been showing and, with a bit more luck, could have had a few more points in the table.

"The fans I speak to are a little bit mixed but I really do believe we can get out of it. It is getting to the stage now when the odd win isn't enough and we keep this run going."