Lansbury backing Hammers

On-loan midfielder confident Allardyce's men can perform in top tier

Henri Lansbury: Impressed by the way West Ham dealt with Championship pressure

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Henri Lansbury is confident West Ham can perform well next season as they return to the Premier League after a year in the second tier.

Lansbury has spent the whole of this term on loan at Upton Park from Arsenal and feels the Hammers are well equipped for life in the top flight.

He was impressed by the way West Ham kept their nerve after being made favourites to earn promotion and successfully negotiated the play-offs.

"There are some good players here and they all want to do well," the England Under 21 midfielder told West Ham's official website.

"People were talking about pressure and being favourites for the final and all of that, but that has been around all season. I think the lads can do well next year, there is no reason why not."

Massive

With the club's finances delicately poised, Sam Allardyce was charged with gaining promotion in his first season at the helm of the East London club and Lansbury is pleased for all involved.

He said: "It is massive for the club obviously as it means being back in the Premier League. It is also massive for the West Ham fans.

"You know they would have made sure they had a good day out at Wembley whatever happened as it is such a great place to come to.

"But the fact that their team won means so much and we are all glad that this could happen for them as they deserve it. They have certainly been fantastic in my time here."