O'Neil confident of survival

Midfielder relishing Hammers switch

O'Neil: Confident

O'Neil: Confident

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West Ham new boy Gary O'Neil is confident they are good enough to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

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O'Neil has joined West Ham on a two-and-a-half-year deal after leaving Middlesbrough to become the Hammers' third signing of the transfer window following the arrivals of Wayne Bridge and Demba Ba.

Former Portsmouth man O'Neil admits West Ham face a battle to stay up with the club currently bottom of the table, but he remains optimistic they can climb clear of trouble.

"I think that is one of the first things you think of when you think you are coming here and I do think they have a good chance of staying in the Premier League, definitely," O'Neil told Sky Sports News.

"They have got a fantastic squad and if you put teams down on paper they shouldn't be anywhere near where they are in the league.

"We have got a lot of work to do in the next four months, but I am desperate to try and help repay the manager and staff for showing faith in bringing me in and hopefully we can climb the table."