James Ward-Prowse is eager to bounce back from Chelsea thrashing and give Moyes a proper send off.

Whenever West Ham have been beaten heavily this season, James Ward-Prowse has always been one of the first to come out and give an interview. That’s probably due to his time as Southampton’s captain where, in fairness, they had some awful defeats.

With their dreams of a fourth consecutive season of European football crushed, the Hammers are now playing for pride and the midfielder is keen to make amends for two heavy defeats on the road in recent weeks. “It’s never easy to play a team whose lives are on the line, and we know they’re going to come here and give everything they’ve got,” he told the official site ahead of the Hammers last home game of the season against Luton.

“I think the football world has grown fond of Luton because of the way they’ve come up and gone about things this year, and you have to admire the work ethic and desire they’ve displayed.”

“A lot of us have been down where they are now, so we know what it’s like, and we can’t underestimate them. They’ve got good players too, who we’re going to look out for – I’ve played with the likes of Ross Barkley and Cauley Woodrow on the international scene, so I know some of the quality they’ve got. But we have to go out there and play our own game. We need a reaction after Sunday, because we know that wasn’t good enough, and we want to make sure we sign off for the season at home in the right way.”

Despite being in and out of the team, Ward-Prowse seems his first season in claret and blue to be a good one from both a personal and team perspective. “Overall, I think it’s been a really positive first year here.”

“As there always is, there have been ups and downs, but there have been lots of good moments, like getting to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals. There is an element of what might have been in some aspects, but I think we can use that as fuel to come back even stronger next season.”

Big changes will be coming soon following the announcement that David Moyes will not be the Hammers manager next season. Before they can think ahead though, the players need to do everything they can to give their gaffer the best send off possible, the Englishman believes.

“It’s important now that we finish off in the right way, and in particular for the boss. We all owe him a lot for what he’s done for this Football Club, so hopefully we can get the right result.”