Joey O'Brien believes the Hammers have what it takes to get back on track when they host Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday.

Having taken seven points from their last three home fixtures, the defender says being back in east London is just what they need.

"We've been good at home this season, in fact I think we've only lost four games at the Boleyn and we would like to keep that record going until the end of the season," he told

"The fans have been great at home so hopefully we can give them something to sing about on Saturday when we take on Newcastle."


Although they lost out to Manchester City last time out, the Republic of Ireland international says the Hammers were no push over for Roberto Mancini's men.

He continued: "We were disappointed to lose the game at Manchester City and end our five-game unbeaten run. Although in the first half we didn't really perform, we gave it a right good go in the second. In the end we maybe could have nicked it."

That was until the 83rd minute, when Yaya Toure picked the ball up on the right hand side of the penalty area and launched a sensational left-footed shot into the top corner to secure City's lead.

O'Brien explained: "Their second goal from Toure was unbelievable and kind of killed us a little bit. We got a goal right at the end of the game but it wasn't enough.

"The game opened up in the second half and I thought we were the better team. We had a few chances and I thought Matt Jarvis was smashing. He gave Zabaleta a horrible time - he doesn't get many of them in a season.

"It's a shame Andy [Carroll's] goal didn't come a little bit sooner. He had a few half chances and James Collins had a half chance when it was 1-0, so that could have made it interesting should it have gone in."

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