West Ham United skipper Mark Noble has issued a rallying cry to the club’s supporters ahead of a crucial clash with Swansea City on Saturday.

Defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last night saw the Hammers experience their fifth consecutive loss in the Premier League, raising fears of relegation.

Heading into the weekend’s clash at the London Stadium, West Ham hold a five point advantage over Swansea and the relegation spots but will be fearful of a defeat, which would see the Hammers sucked further into a battle to avoid the drop.

On the flip-side, victory over Swansea would extend West Ham’s advantage to eight points- a figure that would be extremely difficult for their Welsh opponents to overhaul over the final few games of the campaign.

With this weekend’s tie in East London shaping up to be the most important game of West Ham’s life in the London Stadium so far, Mark Noble issued a rallying cry to the fans and urged them to continue to support the side.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said:

“We need the fans on Saturday for sure, all of them in full voice and let’s hope we can reward them and give them a little bit of something back with three points.”

“We’re obviously disappointed with the defeat. We know deep down that we have to forget about that as quickly as we can and get a win on Saturday. All our thoughts and efforts now this game has finished are onto Swansea on Saturday.”

West Ham’s run of four games between now and the end of April is crucial, with the Hammers set to play Sunderland, Everton and Stoke after the Swansea game, before a testing end to the season with clashes against Spurs, Liverpool and Burnley.