Boa Morte's survival target

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Luis Boa Morte is confident he can help to keep West Ham United in the Premiership.

The Portuguese winger has joined The Hammers from London rivals Fulham, after six-and-a-half years at Craven Cottage.

He felt the time was right to move on for a new challenge and is convinced West Ham can drag themselves out of the relegation zone.

"I feel great," Boa Morte told Sky Sports News. "After six-and-a-half years at Fulham, the good memories I carried and now it's a new reality with West Ham.

"They are in a difficult position, but I believe that good things can still happen here - that's why I have moved.

"There's no doubt we are going to get out of this situation, we are going to have a good second half of the season."

Boa Morte had been captain of Fulham, but he insists he has no designs on Nigel Reo-Coker's armband at Upton Park.

He added: "I have certainly come here to bring my energy and football. If the manager has bought me he thinks I could be a valuable player for the team, so I'm quite happy he trusts my work.

"We're not going to start with the issue of captain. The captain here has been made.

"I was Fulham captain and now I come to West Ham I have to respect the rules of the club and whatever is said. Here I am just a player of the squad."