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Carlton Cole looking to the positives

February 12, 2013
By Miguel Delaney

Carlton Cole has said that West Ham United are still aiming for a top ten finish and does not think the team will get dragged into a relegation battle.

Carlton Cole celebrates after breaking the deadlock against Everton
PA PhotosCarlton Cole celebrates after breaking the deadlock against Everton

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Despite a promising start to the season, Sam Allardyce's Hammers have only taken four points from their last six games and slipped to 11th in the table. Cole, however, pointed to the fact they are still only three points off 10th.

"We are in a little bracket at the moment, we are in a good position, but we want a few more points to make sure we are away from those teams that are being dragged into the bottom half," Cole told the club's official website.

"Then we are also not far away from the top ten, where we are aiming for, to finish. I think if we can get a win away, burst that bubble, I feel we can then kick on for the last part of the season in a good place. We want to combine better away results with continuing our home form and are looking forward to the next match, against Tottenham at home.

"I don't think we are too far away from where we want to be and the performances, away from home, to achieve that.

"We have had a few performances away where we have been unlucky, it just hasn't dropped for us in front of goal and other times we've not played as well as we would have liked, but even in those games, we still pushed to get something and not been far from doing that."