Sam Allardyce says has “no sympathy” for former club Newcastle United.
Allardyce’s West Ham United team could relegate John Carver’s side at St James’s Park on the final day of the season.
If third-from-bottom Hull City beat Manchester United on the final day of the campaign, 17th-placed Newcastle will need to win to stay in the Premier League.
Hammers manager Allardyce says his old club’s predicament has been the talk of his dressing room, as West Ham duo Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll were in the Newcastle side which was relegated six years ago.
“It’s been talked about in the dressing room with me, Kevin and Andy,” said Allardyce.
“From our point of view, it’s about being professional.
“It’s about trying to win there for the benefit of ourselves and the justification for everybody else in terms of who are fighting that relegation battle.
“We have to try and do our very best.
“You can’t show any sympathy for anybody, because nobody shows any sympathy for you.”