Downing backs West Ham to survive

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
Stewart Downing believes that West Ham have shown enough quality this season to ensure they are not dragged back into the relegation fight.

12/1 West Ham are 12/1 with bet365 to be relegated
Sam Allardyce's men looked to be heading comfortably for safety after winning all four Premier League matches in February, but this month has started with two consecutive losses.

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.