Grant building for Hammers future

The 2010/11 campaign has been a slow burner for the Hammers, with a

torrid opening giving cause for concern. They have, however,

started to show signs of improvement, with a first success of the

season collected against Tottenham on Saturday. That victory helped

to lift the club off the foot of the table and rekindled belief

within a star-studded squad. Grant, who took charge at Upton Park

over the summer, hopes the corner has now been turned. He accepts

that it will take time to return West Ham to the upper echelons of

the game, but he is happy with the progress being made at present.

The Israeli believes hard work and a determined attitude will be

key to his plans this term, and he was pleased to see those

attributes on display against Spurs. “We have a project, not just

for one year, but to put West Ham in the right place,” Grant said.

“We don’t have a lot of money to spend so we choose hungry players

who want to succeed. You saw (Victor) Obinna, you saw (Frederic)

Piquionne.”