Grant positive about West Ham's future
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West Ham United coach Avram Grant expressed confidence over his struggling side's future following the Londoners come-from-behind 3-3 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.

That result came at the end of a week that saw West Ham named as the preferred bidder for the Olympic Stadium in preference to Tottenham Hotspur, a step which owners David Gold and David Sullivan believe could usher in a bright future.

Grant is also working towards that, but accepts their perilous league position means they must, for now, focus on one game at a time.

We have a long-term plan here at West Ham. We knew this first year would be difficult but our vision is that every year we will do the right thing.
Avram Grant, West Ham United manager

The Hammers are just one point above bottom club Wolverhampton Wanderers, who have played one game fewer, but Grant is refusing to be downbeat after coming back from three down to grab a precious point at West Brom on Saturday.

He told the club's official website today: "We are thinking positively. We have a long-term plan here at West Ham. We knew this first year would be difficult but our vision is that every year we will do the right thing.

"When we come to the [Olympic] stadium we will have a good team in the Premier League. We have a long-term vision but in football that has to start with the next match.

"We built a good squad and if everyone is fit, or even if 90 per cent are fit, we have a good team. If you make a table from the last ten games, we are in the middle of the league."