Adam: No Favours

Adam Nowland says there can be no room for sentiment when he faces his old side Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Adam, along with Jobi McAnuff and Nigel Reo-Coker, faces his former club for the first time since signing for West Ham this season, but insists he will hesitate in looking to pushing the Dons a step nearer to relegation at Upton Park.

"That is football; you have to forget your ties and go for the three points," he shrugs.

"Nigel and Jobi will be the same - we need the points, and you need to forget who they are and go for them.

"It is upsetting to see them where they are but I have moved on now - although I still look out for them and think about their plight.

"That is football, it is not a problem - they are another team and we have to go out and beat them like any other side."

Adam was disappointed by Saturday's 0-0 draw with Walsall and admits:

"It is a big game on Tuesday but we needed a win on Saturday and, like at Burnley, we dropped two points, so it is disappointing and the lads were down.

"But we have to move on and get a victory under our belts to get back on the promotion trail.

"The games are coming thick and fast so we have to get our heads up, concentrate on Tuesday's game, and have a big go at them."

Adam played two midfield roles before being substituted at half time - by Jobi McAnuff - and he reflects:

"We started the game as a 4-3-3 with me in the centre of midfield alongside Nigel and Michael, but we needed to change it and we went to a 4-4-2 with me playing on the left.

"At half time it was changed tactically and it was disappointing to come off, but it is what is best for the team, and we tried to do it the right way, which is fine - it is just unlucky we didn't get the three points."

Jobi's contribution was to add some cut and thrust to the performance, and Adam says:

"Jobi is an out and out winger and that is what you expect of Jobi - he takes people on."

As for the early 'goal' that was disallowed for offside, in a move he started, Adam says:

"I don't know because I played the ball out wide and was looking straight ahead, not along the line, but you'd like to think he was onside.

"But the linesman has given it and you can't do anything about it."