Deano's Delighted

Brian Deane says he is enjoying being at West Ham - even if the results have not all gone to plan.

The weekend sees him return to the scene of his home debut where he scored two for the Hammers and one for West Brom, with Brian hoping on this, his second game at Upton Park, to help the side get the first win under Alan Pardew in what is the first league meeting between the two clubs.

West Ham have scored five goals in the two matches at home in which Alan Pardew has been in charge but that has only yielded one point, so Brian is hoping for a change in fortunes.

"I love it here; it is a good club, it is a big club, and I am enjoying all of it," says Brian, one of the two people to score under Alan along with the suspended Jermain Defoe.

It is something Alan is looking to rectify, and Brian says:

"We have got enough quality to do that and we just need a bit of luck really.

"We will put a strong run together; I was promoted last year with Leicester and I certainly think with what we have got we are equipped to go up."

As for his strike against the Dons in the surreal setting of the national - or should that be notional - hockey stadium on Tuesday, he adds:

"I caught it nicely and we have been doing a lot of shooting in training.

"Looking at the game we didn't really perform; it was a hard game because they have got some neat young players and they do things off the cuff, and without making excuses the pitch was tight."

He is looking forward to getting better acquainted with Marlon Harewood on the pitch as the latter prepares for his home debut, and he says:

"I think he will be a good addition to the club and it is more options for us."