Matthew Taylor believes focus needs to remain on the club's current plight and not to be distracted by outside influences.
Team news, manager quotes, facts and odds ahead of the Premier League match between West Ham and Sunderland at Upton Park.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will be without suspended captain Kevin Nolan for the Barclays Premier League visit of Sunderland, with the Hammers also missing
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is urging his players to give striker Steven Fletcher the ammunition to fire the club out of relegation trouble.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he cannot put a price on what Luis Suarez is worth but admits most clubs in the world would want him in their side.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce felt the 4-1 defeat at Liverpool was a harsh reflection on his side.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will resist any temptation to throw Andy Carroll back in to his side despite the Hammers hovering just above the Barclays Premier
Crystal Palace moved off the foot of the table with Marouane Chamakh scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over West Ham.
Tony Pulis hopes he has a strikeforce capable of keeping Crystal Palace's season alive until the January transfer window opens.
Sam Allardyce was "livid" with his players and referee Lee Mason after West Ham's 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.
Marouane Chamakh breathed new life into Crystal Palace's survival bid and dragged West Ham back into the Barclays Premier League relegation battle.
West Ham pushed Fulham manager Martin Jol closer to the sack with a 3-0 Premier League win at Upton Park.
Martin Jol's chances of hanging on to his job took a serious blow as West Ham condemned struggling Fulham to their fifth straight league defeat by winning 3-0.
Martin Jol's chances of hanging on to his job took a serious blow as West Ham condemned struggling Fulham to their fifth straight league defeat.
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