Glenn's Search Intensifies

Sebastien Schemmel says the players were "angry" after the Bolton draw - while Glenn Roeder is stepping up his search for new players.

"It was unbelievable and when everything is wrong, everything is wrong; after their goal it was not the same game," he says.

"We should have had a penalty among other decisions, but as a result of not getting it, it was 1-1, a very bad result.

"It wasn't Bolton playing well, it was us having two points taken off us, and in my opinion we played fine.

"It is very difficult to accept certain decisions in that game but we need to show our qualities to get up to 17th.

"Fulham is a very important game and if the team continues with this mentality we will bounce back.

"Every match is very important, and maybe with a good ref, we can get a 1-0 win.

"But it was difficult to accept; it was a case of everyone being very angry, and I left early after the game just to go to my flat and start thinking about the next game."

Glenn Roeder has to contend with not only the busy Christmas programme, but the search for new talent as well.

"At the moment we are stretched beyond the limit, everything is giving us a concern and everything is uncomfortable," he says.

"No one here doesn't recognise the difficulty of the situation we are in and the players that come in in January will hopefully be able to do the job we want them to.

"I am really hoping to be able to bring in three players; that would be my minimum requirement if I can stretch it that far.

"We have got to be careful with the money that is available for loan players but I am hoping I can stretch it."

Despite a number of stories about who he might be bringing in - some laughably wide of the mark - he says:

"I can't divulge exactly where we are; all I can say is that we are in negotiations on a couple of potential signings that I hope will happen."

* The game with West Bromwich Albion is no longer on Saturday, 22nd February 2003 but is now on Sunday, 23rd February 2003, at 2 o'clock because of PPV.

West Ham's youth side entertain Fulham at Upton Park on Tuesday, 14th January 2003 at 7 o'clock.