Collins - It's a massive game

James Collins tries to block from Olivier Giroud
  • Hammers defender describes Saturday's game with Swansea as 'massive'
  • West Ham have the chance to move eight points clear of their opponents at the weekend
  • Collins calls on team to put disappointment of Arsenal defeat behind them swiftly

James Collins says West Ham United are up for the fight as they gear up for a massive meeting with Swansea City on Saturday.

The Hammers go into the London Stadium clash knowing a victory would move them eight points clear of the Swans – but equally that a defeat would bring the Welsh side into striking distance of them.

With the stakes so high, centre back Collins is urging his teammates to put Wednesday’s defeat at Arsenal behind them and focus squarely on ensuring they complete a Premier League double against the Swans.

He explained: “Swansea is a massive game. The biggest we’ve had for a few years, I’d say. If we don’t get the three points we’re sucked right into it, so it’s vital.

“We need to regroup, have a good couple of days training and get the three points – nothing less – on Saturday.

“We know we can do that. Confidence might be low at the minute, but we need to have a chat, train well and go for a massive game.

“Everyone needs to look at themselves, at their performances and gear up for a big three points.

“The next two games are huge. Please God if we can get six points out of them, and perform, it will be massive and we’d probably go on to win a few more.

“It’s a case at the minute of getting that win, getting that clean sheet maybe and getting the confidence from that.”