Grant, who leads out West Ham against West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday, has been at the foot of the Premier League for all but three weeks since returning to management almost a year ago, having presided over Portsmouth’s relegation last season.
Grant was warned by co-owner David Sullivan, before Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Birmingham – after they led 2-0 – that he wanted seven points from the next four games. Now the manager needs six from games at home to Albion and Blackpool and at Liverpool, so Wednesday’s match becomes crucial.
“David didn’t say anything to me, but you don’t need to put pressure on me to take points because I want to take points all the time,” Grant said. “We share the same vision. We know the difficulties and we know where the team is. The problem I concentrate on is the problem on the pitch, off the pitch there is no problem and I don’t want to point the finger at anyone else except me.”