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Parker's relief as Irons win

PUBLISHED: 07:17 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:49 05 October 2010

SCOTT PARKER has admitted to 'massive relief' after West Ham ended their woeful run at the Stadium of Light

SCOTT PARKER has admitted to "massive relief" after West Ham ended their woeful run at the Stadium of Light.

The Hammers put the brakes on their slide down the Premier League table with a 1-0 victory over Sunderland last weekend that lifted the club four points clear of the drop zone.

And Parker revealed that West Ham's first win since September had also lifted morale in the dressing room.

The England international, who was recalled to the Three Lions squad for last week's friendly international against Germany, said: "[It's a] massive relief we have come here after a bad run and put in a performance which we needed.

"At times it was scruffy, at times it wasn't the best but we've got the three points and with the way the league table is at the moment, it was much-needed."

West Ham now face a daunting run of fixtures before Christmas, but Parker is convinced that the Hammers can now approach those games with a positive outlook after recording a second successive clean sheet last weekend.

"Obviously results breed confidence," said Parker. "We've been playing some really nice football but probably not getting what we deserve.

"We got a clean sheet last week which was a massive boost [and we got] one again on Sunday, which is something we can really build on and push on now.

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