Wayne Wants To Erase Memory

Wayne Quinn says that the memory of losing at home to West Brom at Upton Park after being 3-0 up will spur him on at the Hawthorns at the weekend.

"We have to make sure nothing like the West Brom game ever happens again and we kept the clean sheet against Wigan; we were conscious of that game after going two up early on again last Saturday so we had to stay strong," he says.

"Even with 11 v 11 we were comfortable; maybe we tried a little bit too hard against nine but we certainly haven't got carried away with this game against West Brom coming up.

"When you are playing you don't really hear the crowd as such but when we came out they were fantastic and that lifted the players.

"The fans have had some tough times but so have the players and I don't think we had had any breaks for five or six weeks up to the Wigan game - but I hope we can build up a bit of momentum now and maybe teams will come to West Ham overawed.

"It will be a tough game but I think with the team we have got we go there with confidence; they didn't win that game at home, we let it slip.

"We have had two crazy home games on the trot now but I think we set off well and they had the sendings off to add to their frustration; we put in a strong performance and gave a good account of ourselves."

Of the first red card for Wigan on Saturday, for Matt Jackson, Wayne says:

"I was right next to it and the ball bobbled up to me - it was a two footed tackle after something had happened with Ian Pearce and it just boiled over.

"As for McCulloch, something went off on the touchline with Tomas and their manager just before and the lad went in with all guns blazing - straight through him, and that could have been a straight sending off as well.

"But he got his second yellow in the second half, and deservedly so."

The same Lee McCulloch who, earlier, had booted the ball at Marlon Harewood when he was lying on the ground after taking a tumble in the penalty area.

"I had a little giggle to myself about that - it is just part and parcel of football, though unfortunate for him," he says.

"Marlon only met the lads before the Wimbledon game which must have been hard for him, then he made his home debut and he was fantastic - they were scared of his pace and, having played against him recently when he was at Forest I knew how strong he was, and he brings a different edge to West Ham."