Jimmy Quinn has told the official matchday programme that West Ham United will soon start climbing the Barclays Premier League table.

The former Hammers striker, whose goals fired the club to promotion to Division One in 1990/91, expressed his backing for manager Gianfranco Zola and his players in an exclusive interview.

Quinn, who turns 50 next month, also looked back fondly on his 18-month spell at the Boleyn Ground, which saw him play alongside first-team coach Kevin Keen.

"It's surprising to me to see West Ham near the bottom, as the style of football they brought in last season was much better than it was before and they were playing with a lot of confidence.

"However, they have got good players, and I've been really impressed with Carlton Cole. He is in the form of his life.

"They are missing a few players at the moment, but I'm sure Gianfranco, Steve and Kevin will sort it out."

Aside from an in-depth interview with Quinn, Sunday's matchday programme is packed with interesting and exclusive news, views, features and photographs.

In the main interview, midfielder Mark Noble talks about Sunday's match, his international ambitions and welcoming back ex-Hammers Paul Konchesky, John Pantsil and Bobby Zamora to east London.

Herita Ilunga names his Dream Team, while Jonathan Spector is Talking Football. The US international also gives his views on Fulham's two American stars and his close friends Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson.

Former England winger and ESPN analyst Chris Waddle tells supporters why he believes three West Ham players should be in Fabio Capello's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad, while Academy forward Jack Werndly is Learning His Trade.

With manager Gianfranco Zola's exclusive column, plus the latest from the club's reserve, youth and ladies teams and much, much more, fans cannot afford to miss the official matchday programme.

Priced at £3.50, Sunday's edition will be available in and around the Boleyn Ground.

To order your copy online, click here.