Tweets of the Week: West Ham fans want to see defence improved ahead of Premier League return

12:00 24 May 2012

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce celebrates with the Championship Play-Off trophy after the final whistle

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce celebrates with the Championship Play-Off trophy after the final whistle

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Hammers supporters would like six or seven summer arrivals at the club

West Ham fans discuss all things Hammers with our correspondent Nathaniel John.

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This week, Hammers reveal which positions they believe the squad needs to strengthen if they are to survive in the Premier League next season.

If Green leaves we will need another goalkeeper, but I think we also need two full-backs, two wingers, a defensive midfielder and a striker. Six or seven signings in total – @Syaher_Ammers

We will need a goalkeeper if Green goes, two new full-backs, some pace in midfield and a clinical striker – @lou_eliades

I would like to see us sign two full-backs, two central defenders, one midfielder, a winger and a striker – @CockneyPirlo

We basically need some pace on the wings and a creative midfielder – @StudiniJones

We desperately need a new right-back along with a natural proven goalscorer and a left midfielder with pace to burn – @DanielDPrescott

We need a new right back, Demel will be a liability in the Premier League. We also definitely need central defensive cover or an improvement on Reid – @PeteDoonican

We definitely need a new right back and a back-up central defender. Hopefully Rob Hall will break through this year – @nikmoore

We need to strengthen our defence and sign a pacy winger – @lewisroberts32

We need to reinforce the spine of the team. We need one centre-half, one central midfielder, one wide man and two strikers. I suspect that Green will go, but goalkeeper is one of the easier position to fill – @niall_mcdonald

We need full-backs, creative midfielders and goalscorers. I think Green will stay. If not, Henderson is meant to be decent – @billy_jones1

I think that our first priority has to be defence. We just about survived in the Championship only having three centre-backs. We need four for the Premier League – @RogerHallissey33

Allardyce has prided himself on strong defences, but my worry lies further up the pitch. We need a goalscorer who is proven at the highest level – @THowarth_2

We have the core of a strong team but we have to build around it. I’d like to see a mixture of experienced Premier League players along with some exciting youngsters – @JamesThompsonxx2

The two full-back positions are my main concern. I don’t think that McCartney and Demel are good enough for the top flight – @Thomas_Downson

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