West Ham coach Stuart Pearce says Hammers will NOT overspend this summer – and continue to build smartly

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STUART PEARCE says there will be no big-money gaffes from West Ham this summer — regardless of where they finish.

The Hammers are  three points off the top four as they prepare to host Everton tomorrow in a nail-biting chase for Europe’s elite.


Coach Stuart Pearce says West Ham will spend responsibly[/caption]


Manager David Moyes has guided the Hammers to within four points of their record points haul in the Premier League[/caption]

But coach Pearce claims the club will still not be pressured into splashing unnecessary cash.

 He said: “The important thing is we get the recruitment right.

Back in January, people were criticising us for not bringing in a striker — yet with four games to go it has not affected us.

“If they are not the right fit, we won’t spend the money just to tick a box.

“Sometimes it’s the toughest thing not to buy players — especially when everyone is telling you that is the  best thing to do.

“I don’t think the squad will get carried away wherever we finish in the league this year. We know it is still a building process.”

Boss David Moyes is aiming to break West Ham’s Premier League points record of 62 to top off their impressive campaign.

They  currently sit on 58, behind fourth-placed London rivals Chelsea.

 Moyes said: “It would be nice to  get West Ham’s biggest tally — up to 63 and beyond that.


“We’re trying to achieve that first, then  see what we can do from there.”

Asked about  summer spending, Moyes added: “I think we’re all knackered and we can’t wait to get a break.

“Names fly about — but you have to pick the right ones at the right prices.”

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