The Hammers recorded four wins on the bounces during February, but March has started with two consecutive losses as the gap to the relegation zone was cut to six points
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The 3-1 reverse to Stoke City on Saturday was a timely reminder of West Ham's vulnerability, but Downing is confident they have what it takes to stay up.
"We're confident we can get out of it," Downing told the club's official website. "The four wins in a row during February proves we can get results, but we've lost our last two and we have to correct that.
"We've got Manchester United next which will be a big test for us and we need to get points on the board."
West Ham host United on Saturday before two matches against fellow bottom-half sides in Hull City and Sunderland.