Glenn's Home Truth

Glenn Roeder admits he is delighted to be back on home territory this weekend.

With just one game played so far at Upton Park this season following the postponement of the Chelsea game - because of rebuilding - and this week's match with Aston Villa, because of their European tie being postponed from last week, the rapidly changing face of West Ham's HQ has been silent, apart from the building work, for most of the season.

"It is a disappointment," says Glenn, "as we want to get on and play some games at Upton Park.

"At the moment we seem to be on our travels for ever and ever and don't seem to stop getting on coaches and going to someone else's ground.

"We are really looking to play this game against Newcastle, which is live on Sky."

Perhaps because of the game being televised, Newcastle have not sold their entire allocation of tickets and returns are available to Hammers' fans.

"I would advise supporters wishing to get tickets not to leave it too late, as they are selling fast," says ticket office manager Steve Kitcher.

As for when the Villa game will be rearranged, he admits: "It is unlikely we will be able to set a definite date, much as we would like to, before Villa's involvement in Europe and the Worthington Cup ends."