McDonald keen to emulate Swansea and Norwich
West Ham United,
Norwich and Swansea are an inspiration to all newly-promoted sides, according to West Ham assistant manager Neil McDonald.
Both sides have confounded the odds after their promotion from the npower Championship and have guaranteed their place in the top flight next season. West Ham will hope to edge closer to joining them in the Barclays Premier League when they take on Cardiff today and, should they secure promotion, McDonald wants to replicate them. "West Ham is a massive football club," he said. "Since I got here I could see the support, see how the club is run and how it is trying to progress. "But I think the inspiration is Norwich and Swansea to a certain extent. "They have gone up and done fantastically well and I am sure Reading and Southampton will be thinking the same."