Matt Jarvis says there would be no better time for West Ham United to return to form than at Cardiff City on Saturday.

The Hammers can draw level with the Bluebirds on 18 points with victory at the Cardiff City Stadium and end a run of seven Barclays Premier League games without victory.

Wingman Jarvis is desperate to do just that in south Wales, as the Hammers look to turn their season around.

He said: "It's a massive game for us, we need to get the three points, boost our confidence and make sure we start pushing up the league.

"It's these kind of games that could define how our season goes. We need to get points from the likes of Cardiff. When you're playing teams like Man City, they're a fantastic side, but it's the teams in and around you that you need to get points off. Hopefully that will start at the weekend.

"Obviously the last two results have been demoralising. Nobody likes to lose matches and especially with the goals conceded. It's really tough but we've got to be mentally strong and make sure we're prepared for this weekend.

"In some ways it's good to have another game this quaickly, so we can focus on that and try to put it right straight away, rather than having time to think about it."

Cardiff's new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to take charge of his first top flight game in England and Jarvis says the Hammers will be ready for the challenge.

He continued: "It's a game we need to get poitns from - we've got a good record against them so far this season so we're looking to continue that on Saturday.

"They've got a new manager now and I'm sure he'll come in and put his spin on things. We'll be going there making sure we're prepared in the right way and really fighting for the points."

West Ham welcome Andy Carroll and James Tomkins back into their squad following injury and Jarvis is keen to give the travelling supporters something to cheer.

He added: "The fans have been fantastic the last few games when results haven't gone for us. We'll be trying our best to put things right

"It's a massive boost [to have Tomkins and Carroll back]. They're fantastic players and it's great for all of us to have them back."

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