Hello to everyone and I hope you are all looking forward to our match against Manchester United tonight as much we are.

We go into this game on the back of two strong points gained away from home, at grounds where points are difficult to pick up - Liverpool and Southampton

We are buzzing and feeling strong as a result of this run we are on, we just have to keep creating chances and make sure we are on the end of them and stay strong defensively.

Manchester United know to expect a tough game from us and especially under the lights here at the Boleyn Ground. We know we have to be firing on all cylinders against them, but I feel we have been unlucky on the three occasions we have played them already this season to have come away with nothing, so hopefully tonight we will have something to show for it.

The focus, as it has been from the start of the season, is to keep going and look to get into that top half of the table. We know there is hard work still to do between now and the end of the season, but there is a great positive vibe around the camp and we want to finish the season as strongly as we can.

It was great to see all of you who attended our Open Training Day last week - It is important to us to meet and see you all as much as we can, so that is why it is great we can put on events such as these. As well as meeting you all, we had youngsters from local schools enjoying a top event on and off the pitch with our club's Community Sports Trust. This is an area in which a lot of hard work goes on, with dedicated people making sure our club is out there and supporting the local community around it.

Days like these enable us to continue the legacy of events like the London Olympics and keep us connected to those who support us. We all enjoyed seeing everyone and hope you all enjoyed it as well.

Finally, our match this evening will be raising money and awareness for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. Not only is it one of our official club charities but a cause that is close to everyone connected with West Ham United because of the legend it is named after.

I know you will show your support as you have always done and with that fantastic support we can help with the incredible work that the chairty does, which we hope will result in more lives being saved now and in the future.

We will be working hard for each other as a team tonight to try to get the result that your support deserves.

Come on you Irons!

Kevin Nolan
Captain

Wigan Athletic