Glenn: No Complacency

Glenn Roeder insists there will be no complacency from his squad ahead of the Fulham game.
Yet the fact that is a consideration only illustrates what a fantastic turn around in fortunes the Hammers have had following the defeats at Everton and Blackburn.
Says Glenn of the three wins on the trot:
"Every team causes you different problems: against Southampton we had to contend with the long diagonal balls against a big team and we coped very well with that.
"Chelsea cause other problems in that they shift the ball quickly and we came out firing against them, and by the end of the night I think it was a real treat to be at Upton Park.
"Then we had to prove to people and more importantly prove to ourselves that we can play good football beyond Upton Park; to score three away takes some doing in the Premiership.
"Now we have to stay concentrated and focused; we have got the sort of players that do that anyway.
"But I've been very conscious of the need to keep our feet on the ground and not take our eye off the ball against a free passing Fulham team.
"All I've done is remind them about not thinking we've now arrived; there is an awful lot more work and concentration to be done.
"It would be easy to take foot off the accelerator after nine points in a week we but have to press it harder.
"We need to be pushing on; the wins have helped us to get to the middle of the table but we don't want to slip backwards.
"Let's see if we can get firmly established in the top half of the table."
Of the weekend opposition he says:
"It is a good squad that Jean Tigana has put together; Mr. Al Fayed has allowed him to spend a lot of money but he hasn't wasted it, he has bought technically gifted footballers.
"I'm sure the Fulham fans were happy when he bought players like Edwin van der Saar who has been a fixture in the Holland side for a number of years, John Collins, Steve Marlet, and Legwinski who has had a big career in France.
"They cruised out of their division last year and some terrific players have come to their team.
"They showed what they were all about on the first day of the season at Old Trafford, scoring two goals, and it took all of Manchester United's efforts to beat them 3-2.
"We need to restrict them to as few chances as possible, play our football, and hopefully make chances and take them; it is a good game in prospect."
Whether he switches back to a 4-4-2 system remains to be seen, but he says:
"I thought it was necessary on Sunday to play 3-5-2 for first time; we were a little bit surprised by Ipswich playing 4-4-2 although they have played with it this year.
"We thought we'd be matching them up, but we decided to stay with it and it worked well; as a coach you have to be flexible and, although we prefer to play 4-4-2 when we can, when need be you have to change your tactics.
"It was nice to see Scott Minto and Hayden Foxe play; it would be quite easy to single out other more obvious players, but I would single them out.
"We were all under pressure to get our first away win and they were under more pressure; it was particularly difficult for them as they had not played in the previous two games, but they played their part in the win.
"I looked at the squad straight after the Chelsea game and I tinkered around with it, feeling Scott was versatile enough to play in a back three; he looked comfortable in that position and it came off."
He also reserves praise for Nigel Winterburn, getting through three games in a week unscathed - the latter of which in the demanding wing back position.
"Nigel is an example for all players, not just the young ones," says Glenn.
"What a role model he is putting in three sterling performances in a week when he is very close to his 38th birthday.
"We were not expecting him to fly forward at every opportunity like Sebastien on the other flank but to pick his moments when to break.
"He is so experienced and so intelligent he did it perfectly and got it off to a 't'."
Rigobert Song returns after missing last week through injury.
SQUAD: Hislop, James, Winterburn, Courtois, Sinclair, Schemmel, Hutchison, Carrick, Foxe, Kanoute, Di Canio, Defoe, Kitson, Moncur, Song, Minto, Potts, Lomas, Dailly.