West Ham United captain Mark Noble admits the players are relishing the number of games they are facing and hopes to celebrate another memorable week by beating Southampton on Saturday and making it through to the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round.
The Hammers maintained their position in the top six with another impressive home victory over Aston Villa on Tuesday night.
Despite the number of injuries which affected the squad in the build-up to Christmas, the players showed their quality to keep the good run of results going.
With Andy Carroll back in the squad and Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini not far away from a first-team return, the signs are looking even more promising for the final few months of the campaign.
And Noble hopes they will be able to maintain their good run of form and make it a memorable end to the final ever season at the Boleyn Ground.
Noble said: “We’re fit, we’re ready to play. We’ve got Southampton at 5:30pm on Saturday, then the Cup next Tuesday’s going to be another exciting game for the fans.
“The games come thick and fast, but there’s only three months of the season left, and with the way we’re playing, with the enthusiasm and confidence we’ve got, we’re looking forward to every game.
“We went over the Christmas period having to rely on some players who weren’t fully fit, and other players who hadn’t played any football for us before, and we came out unbeaten.
“Since then, we beat Liverpool at home, we beat Southampton at home, we drew with Manchester City, and we’ve only lost one in 13 in the League and Cup.
“Going unbeaten over Christmas, whether they’re draws or not, you’re still picking up points. When you lose games, you get a bad feeling around the training ground, but we were drawing, and now we’ve come out the other side with players back and we’re winning games again.
“We’re sixth in the table, our highest position ever in the Premier League at this point in the season. Why would we want to get in this position and waste it?
“The expectations are there because of the teams we’ve beaten and the results we’ve had. That’s what’s going to happen if you keep winning games.
“We’ve got a lot of players coming back fresh, we’ve just signed another centre forward, so things are looking up. We just need to keep playing and working the way we do, and see where we are at the end of the season.”