West Ham have to 'dig in' to survive, says Noble

Sam Allardyce's side beat Swansea City in their last match but remain in the relegation places and the midfielder calls on every member of the squad to "play their part"
West Ham midfielder Mark Noble has issued a rallying call to his team-mates and expects everyone to "dig in" to survive in the Premier League.

Victory over Swansea City on February 1 provided Sam Allardyce's side with a much-needed boost in their battle to avoid relegation.

Although the club remain perilously placed in 18th position, they have avoided defeat in their last two away matches and Noble is eager to pick up something against Aston Villa.

13/5 West Ham are 13/5 with Bet365 to be relegated from the Premier League
"We have to dig in and get results," he told the club's official website. "Everyone will have to play their part to try and get us three points away from home.

"We're three points off 11th so getting ourselves back in that pack with the win against Swansea was important.

"It would be good to go to Aston Villa and get the three points before another winnable home game against Norwich [next Tuesday].

"We're looking up rather than down at the moment and, even though we're in the bottom three, I'm sure we can claw our way back.

"It's now 11 clean sheets [that the club have kept this season], which, along with Arsenal, is the joint-most in the league. Our downfall was that we couldn't score goals and that's why we're not in mid-table or pushing higher.

"All the way from the bottom to 10th, nobody is safe and, if we keep winning, we'll drag more and more teams into it."