Andy: Don't Get Carried Away

Andy Melville says he wants the players' focus to remain on what West Ham are doing - and not think about the sides above in the table.

With the Hammers moving up to third, the focus has naturally swung to looking at the top two, but there is, of course a gap that cannot be bridged in one weekend.

"It is nice to be sitting behind the front two and it is all to play for still; we have a massive game on Saturday against Sunderland and all we can do is keep producing - if we do we can go all the way," he says.

"We just have to look at the next game - I know it is boring saying that - and if they are going to slip up they are going to slip up; we just have to do a job ourselves.

"At the end of the day if we are going to get into the top two only we can do it - no one else.

"We have a massive game now and it is going to be a high tempo one - which should suit us."

Andy spent six seasons at Sunderland and adds:

"Sunderland is a big club and I enjoyed my time there, first at Roker Park and then when they built the new stadium, but most of the senior lads from when I was there have moved on.

"The fans turn up every week, get behind their team, and they were very good to me."

Looking back on the win over Wimbledon, in which he played the full 90 minutes, he says:

"It was good; the tempo on Saturday wasn't the best from the word go as I mentioned after the game but on Tuesday we were on the front foot, got at them from the first whistle - and scoring goals helped the cause.

"When a couple went in the lads started believing in themselves again and if we keep it going we won't be far away.

"It wasn't a walkover and the work rate of the lads was really good; it is important that we work hard in every game from now to the end of the season.

"We kept the ball moving, which was a good thing, and there were plenty of options - we passed the ball around very well.

"It was nice to get a game for 90 minutes; it has been frustrating for me but hopefully I can stay in now.

"It is difficult but you believe in yourself as I am sure everyone else does at the club - we will just see now what happens in the future."