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Peters backs Big Sam

World Cup winner Martin Peters cannot understand why West Ham supporters booed Sam Allardyce after a vital victory.

Allardyce was booed after Wednesday's win crucial 2-1 Premier League win at home to Hull, which eased the Hammers' relegation fears. Peters, a member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad while at West Ham, is a fervent supporter of Allardyce, the manager who masterminded the Hammers' return to the top-flight.

"I think Sam has done a good job," said Peters.

"He has got us up from the Championship. He is doing a good job and I think that West Ham should stick with him. He really wants West Ham to survive and do well. I support him. He took us up. I will always back him."

Peters, who thinks it would be "unwise" for West Ham to dispense with Allardyce at the end of the season, finds it unfathomable that the Upton Park faithful would jeer a victory.

"West Ham won, which was brilliant. I don't know why West Ham supporters were booing their team. That was absolutely ridiculous. They have some tough games coming up."

First up is Sunderland tonight, where a victory should all-but secure West Ham's top-flight status.