Parker playing at peak

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Scott Parker believes he is playing the best football of his career and is tipping West Ham to beat the drop.

Hammers midfielder reflects on stand-out season

Scott Parker believes he is playing the best football of his career and is tipping West Ham to beat the drop. The midfielder has been the Hammers' leading light this season, with his all-action approach helping to inspire others. His efforts have not been enough to steer the club clear of trouble, but there is still plenty of time in which to clamber out of the Premier League's bottom three. Parker will play a vital part in that survival bid, with the England international having become the ace in Avram Grant's pack. The 30-year-old admits he is pleased with his form this season and hopes he can offer enough to help West Ham preserve their top flight status. "I do feel like I'm playing the best football I have played in my career," Parker told the club's official website after being named Premier League Player of the Month for February.

Wiser

"Obviously I'm a little bit older and a little bit wiser and personally things are going really well on the pitch. "It's not just me, it's the team, and we've picked up some good results along the way, so it's going really well. "I certainly believe we will stay up. I've been saying since a long time ago that I do honestly believe we have the squad to get out of the predicament that we're in. "We have under-performed at times this year and that's why we're in the position that we're in in the league, but if you look at our squad, we have a strong squad. We can certainly score goals and we're looking good. "We've got a few games left and we need to pick up some more points along the way."

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