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Downing wants under-fire Allardyce to stay at West Ham

Stewart Downing says West Ham's players will be fighting for Sam Allardyce's future in their last four games of the season.

Allardyce is widely tipped to leave the club in the summer as his contract expires at the end of the season and he is yet to be offered a new deal.

A poor run of form, which has seen the Hammers win only two league games in 2015 and slip out of contention for the European places, has also added to the uncertainty surrounding Allardyce's future. 

The Hammmers were held to a goalless draw at QPR on Saturday and sit 10th in the table, but Downing insists the players are all behind their manager and love playing under Allardyce.

"Even before I came here, Sam signed a new deal at the end of the season," Downing said.

"The manager has said it will be sorted at the end of the season so we have to get on with it and win games.

"The only way to put the uncertainty to bed is to win games because that puts him in a better position.

"Hopefully he stays. We want him here. The players love playing for him. He's a really good manager to play for.

"He's been really good to me, I like him, but I don't make the decisions, it's up to the chairmen and how they see it going forward."


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