Date: 20th April 2016 at 1:20pm
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Ikechi Anya has said that the players have plenty at stake as Watford go into tonight’s game against West Ham United.

On the back of a one nil victory over West Bromwich Albion in our last game, head coach Quique Sanchez Flores has made no secret of some changes to the team now coming into play – and of course the players will be wanting to make their own shout for the weekend’s Wembley trip against Crystal Palace.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game later this evening, Anya explained.

‘Every player’s playing for their spot. It’s such a delight to be able to play at Wembley so everybody’s going to be trying to get that spot, but at the end of the day the main thing is picking an XI which is going to be able to get that win.’

With a good season, and then a period of struggle, before starting to find some proper form again now, Anya went on to say that with plenty still to play for, the players want to make it a fantastic end to the season and hopefully put themselves into Vicarage Road history in the process.

‘We’ve still got a lot to play for, we can create history here by finishing the highest that we’ve ever finished in the Premier League, so that’s a goal in itself, and if you need any more incentive then there’s a possible final at Wembley, so there’s going to be no relaxing on our part. We’re going to be training like we have done all season and we’re going to try and end on a high. The season doesn’t end in April, it ends hopefully on May 21. We’ve still got five or six weeks left so we’re still training hard because we’ll have time to relax at the end of the season. For now we’re very much all systems go.’

Having played the full 90 minutes against West Ham earlier in the season in the October home match, Anya said of tonight that clearly the aim will be to do the double over them but he knows that will be easier said than done given the form Slaven Bilic’s side are in themselves.

‘When they came to our place they were in good form and we managed to beat them 2-0, so we’ve got our strengths and if they’ve got any weaknesses we’ll know what they are, so hopefully we can exploit those and it’ll be a good Wednesday night. They’ve really hit the headlines, I think when they beat Arsenal at the Emirates people started taking them seriously and they’ve been brilliant since day one. They’ve got a good coach, they’ve got a good team, and it’s not only myself – quite a lot of people have been impressed by what they’ve done this season. But we’re preparing as we do every game, and we’re going to go into this game to try and get three points against a good West Ham side.’

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