Scott Parker believes West Ham can save their season with some festive cheer for Avram Grant

Influential West Ham star Scott Parker is confident Avram Grant's basement boys can turn their season around with some much-needed Christmas cheer.

The Hammers enter a busy festive period bottom of the Barclays Premier League with manager Avram Grant desperately hanging on to his job after just two wins from 18 games this season.

Grant is said to be facing the sack should West Ham fail to win one game from their forthcoming three league fixtures against Fulham on Boxing Day followed by crunch home clashes against Everton next Tuesday and Wolves on New Year's Day.

Christmas cheer: Parker is convinced West Ham can save their season

Christmas cheer: Parker is convinced West Ham can save their season

But midfielder Parker is confident his team-mates can relieve increasing pressure on the under-fire Israeli boss and kick-start the east London club's battle for survival.

'We are not in the best of ­positions in the league but if we can pick up some points, it will help us a lot,' he said.

Strike a deal: West Ham have inquired over Keane

Strike a deal: West Ham have inquired over Keane

'Things can turn around quickly. Every game for us this year is going to be massive for us.

'But there are some important games coming up in London and they are winnable games for us.

'So the quicker we can start winning games, the better, starting on Boxing Day.'

The 30-year-old has commanded great interest from Spurs manager Harry Redknapp.

Upton Park owners David Sullivan and David Gold would resist any moves for the fans favourite, however, conscious that he is crucial to their hopes of staying up.

But with the Hammers trying to add to their squad during the January transfer window, unsettled Republic of Ireland international Robbie Keane is one White Hart Lane player who could be used as a possible makeweight in a potential bid for Parker.

It is understood the Hammers inquired over Keane's services but baulked at Tottenham's demands which are said to have included the striker's £65,000-a-week wages and a £1million survival bonus on top of a fee - or Parker in exchange.

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