Minto Optimistic

Scott Minto says he is not concerned by those that feel West Ham are in for a tough season.
"It doesn't bother me at all," he says.
"Who are the critics - I don't know to be honest.
"It is just the opinion of a person writing in a newspaper.
"We are all fighting together and we know Glenn is trying hard to bring in some new players.
"It is not always easy to spend the money, but it is better to have the money ready to spend than not have it at all.
"We are all pulling in the right direction ,from the young lads to the senior pros, and we all realise that he is bringing in some good ideas."
As Glenn Roeder once more takes in a European game on Wednesday night in his search for talent, Scott will be at the less glamorous location of Dagenham as he continues to prepare for the big kick off he so desperately wants to be involved in.
"I would have liked a bit longer at Rushden but it wasn't to be," he says of his 16 minute appearance on Monday night.
"I will look forward to playing 90 minutes in the game against Dagenham - I'm looking forward to any game at the moment as I've been out such a long time."
Scott is more deserving than most of having an injury free season after a miserable campaign that saw him overcome his knee problems - just in time to play in the last game of the season!
"I felt I did quite well in the game against Middlesbrough when I came back," he says.
"Then I had a bit of a thigh niggle in the first friendly this season which saw me come off.
"But it was nothing serious and I've been playing and training for a long time, and I just need games."
But will his having missed some of the subsequent friendlies mean he misses the trip to Anfield on August 18th?
"I will be ready, there is no doubt about that," he insists.
"Ideally I'd have liked a couple more games but if selected I will be prepared."
And he is enjoying life under the new regime, adding:
"I think not just myself, but the whole squad has responded very well.
"Glenn is not a big name manager but I think the lads appreciate, and I personally know, that he is a very good coach.
"When I was coming back into things last season and training I wasn't always involved with the first team, so I got to know that he is an excellent coach.
"He has brought some very good ideas in with John McCarthy, the sports scientist; that has helped more with the diet as well.
"So it is not just Glenn's techniques and ideas on the field but it is what he has brought off the field.
"We are all looking forward to the season - I just hope I am involved."