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7th Jan, 2017 | 11:53am

Karren Brady lays into West Ham players on Twitter

By Matt Farr

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has condemned the club’s “underperforming” players on Twitter following the team’s 5-0 FA Cup drubbing at home to Manchester City on Friday.

It was was West Ham’s third consecutive defeat in all competitions, in what has been a rather turbulent campaign for the club.

They have won just three of their last 10 Premier League and once again find themselves at risk of flirting with relegation. Seven points currently separates them from the bottom-three, but that could change very quickly.

West Ham chief Brady admits that the board have been less than impressed with the club’s poor run of form, and questioned why the same group of players as last season have consistently failed to deliver.

Brady engaged with fans on Twitter following the City defeat on Friday night, with one fan asking for a response to all the negative comments regarding the performance.

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Baroness Brady took to her personal Twitter account on Saturday to answer supporters’ concerns and urged them to remain behind the team and the manager Slaven Bilic.

“The whole board know last night’s performance was not good enough. We know we have to improve. Palace and Boro [are] now vital games,” she said.

“We lost no key players from last season and we struggle to understand why (the) team is under performing, but urge every supporter [to] get behind [the] team and manager.

“We know it’s hard to take any positives out of last night, but we believe the manager and players will sort it out for next week.”

Despite their FA Cup campaign coming to an abrupt end, the Hammers can now focus fully on their Premier League campaign.

They have two crucial fixtures coming up this month against Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough, and failure to beat either opposition will raise further questions about their survival credentials.

They are currently 13th in the league, and could go as high as ninth if they pick up maximum points from the two games.

In other West Ham news, Ian Wright states whether West Ham were right to move to the Olympic Stadium this season.