By Paul Robinson

2nd Feb, 2020 | 6:10pm

Exclusive: Paul Robinson delivers West Ham relegation verdict after new signing

Paul Robinson claims the next run of fixtures could leave West Ham in a “whole lot of trouble” following their second-half capitulation on Saturday. 

The ex-Spurs and Leeds goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, says relegation “is a real threat” for the Hammers despite the £22million deadline-day signing of Jarrod Bowen.

David Moyes’ side were 3-1 up with 15 minutes to go at the London Stadium but Brighton walked away with a point thanks to late goals from Pascal Gross and Glenn Murray.

The east-London side face trips to Manchester City and Liverpool next but the difficult fixtures keep on coming.

After facing the current champions and league leaders the Hammers then face Southampton, Arsenal, Wolves, Tottenham and Chelsea in what could be a season-defining period.

When asked about their second-half collapse against the Seagulls, Robinson told Football Insider: “It was a very disappointing result for West Ham yesterday especially the way they collapsed in the second half. It is even more disappointing when you, look at that set of fixtures they have got coming up.

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“This was one they really needed to win to keep themselves away from the bottom three. Relegation is a real threat.

“The fans have been frustrated with the owners for a while now but on the pitch is the most important thing for West Ham and it is vital that they stay in the Premier League. It is going to be a big ask for them over the next six games and they could find themselves in a whole lot of trouble in four or five weeks time.” 

Moyes will be hoping big-money signing Bowen can make a big immediate impact after arriving from Hull City in the final minutes of deadline day.

The 23-year-old scored 17 times in 32 appearances for the Tigers this term before making the move south.

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