West Ham boss Pellegrini targeting top six finish

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that he is targeting a top six finish this season after his side recorded their third successive Premier League victory yesterday against Crystal Palace.

The Hammers started their campaign in shocking fashion, losing all four of their opening fixtures.

However, they have begun to click in recent weeks with the likes of club record signing Felipe Andersen and Mexican goal poacher Javier Hernandez hitting top form.

West Ham now sit in 10th place in the Premier League table and former Man City boss Pellegrini is keen for his squad to continue to push on, and the Chilean has earmarked sixth place as a target for his side.

“We need to continue to recover that bad start to the season,” Pellegrini told the press after yesterday’s victory.

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“Losing four games in a row, the only way to balance that is try to win four games in a row. We are now in position number 10, five points from the sixth position in the table.

“Maybe the first five teams have so many points that it’s difficult, but we must go step by step and try to beat Fulham next week.

“I always look up. I never look down. I always tell the players they must have a winning mentality, they must decide to be a big team so we must be used to seeing what is happening in front of us.

“I hope in the next three games we can add more points and try to be as near the top as we can.”

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