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Jarvis calls for character

Matt Jarvis has called for a show of 'character' as the West Ham United players look to end the season on a positive note.

Manager Sam Allardyce could also do with an upturn in fortune before the campaign comes to a close, with supporters targeting him again during a 1-0 reversal at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

It is, however, those on the field who will ultimately decide whether West Ham finish with a flourish or a whimper.

Four straight defeats has them heading towards the latter, with Premier League safety not secured as yet.

One more point would be enough to get them over that particular line, but Jarvis says an under-performing squad should be looking for more than that from testing fixtures against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

The England winger said: "We feel strongly that we want to get another point - it's not about if we need another point.

"We have to pick up points for ourselves and the fans.

"We feel their frustration. It's a matter of us taking that into a massive game against Spurs. It's part and parcel of the game.

"You have to take the good with the bad. We just need to get a result. We have to show character from everybody in the squad."