West Ham midfielder Gary O'Neil has said he is happy for his team to be looking up and wants to continue the club's run of five games unbeaten. 

The Hammers have had a taxing schedule of late and O'Neil is happy with their points return given the intensity of games.

"Three games in a week like that is tough on the legs and tough mentally as well, getting yourself up, down, and then back up again. So to keep the unbeaten run going was really important," O'Neil said.

The former Portsmouth man knows this weekend's game against Manchester City will be a tough task but has suggested City's rivals Manchester United sealing the title could be a positive for his side. 

"City are out of the title race now, so hopefully that'll make it slightly easier for us. It's a tough place to go, but we have been a little more solid on the road recently so hopefully that can continue."

Now that relegation is no longer on the cards for Sam Allardyce's side, the club can set new targets for the final run-in. O'Neil explained to West Ham's official website their aims and goals by the time the season concludes. 

"It's nice to be able to look up without having to worry about what's behind you at all. We're looking forward to seeing if we can finish in the top ten."

West Ham come in off the back of a well fought 2-0 victory over strugglers Wigan Athletic and Allardyce will be hoping to see his side continue their rich vein of form. 

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