Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jussi Has Hopes of Beating Citizens

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jussi Has Hopes of Beating Citizens

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GOALKEEPER Jussi Jaaskelainen hopes West Ham can continue to recover from their "iffy start" with a positive result against Manchester City when Barclays Premier League action resumes on Saturday.

The Irons had slipped down towards the bottom three following some inconsistent form, which included a home loss to Stoke and defeat at Hull, before pulling off an unexpected 3-0 victory at Tottenham before the international break.

It does not get any easier for Sam Alladryce's men with the visit of big-spending City, but Jaaskelainen feels Saturday's late kick-off could prove to be the launching pad for a climb back up the table.

"Spurs was a great win at a great time because we were drifting towards that bottom three and we didn't want to stay there for long," Jaaskelainen told www.whufc.com.

"We need to keep going, but if you look at the Man City game, if we can get anything out of that then it could be a turning point and make it a decent start - because at the moment it is an iffy start. …

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