Says Roger Cross of Rufus, whose foot injury has ruled him out since August:
"He played an hour, which is a real bonus, and he did well."
As to whether he could be ready for the playoffs, he adds:
"It is a bit early to be talking about that, but who knows?"
West Ham lost 3-0 to the second placed team in the division, causing a 13 match unbeaten run to come to an end.
"There goes the run," says Roger, "and we can't finish second now - but they played well, they were better than us, and they deserved it.
"It has been a really good run, but it wasn't to be tonight, though we had a few chances to get back into the game - which we didn't take.
"I had a feeling that if we had got a goal we would have made a real game of it - but we couldn't find a way through."
SQUAD: Behcet, McLenehan, Brevett [Cohen 60], Nowland, Ward, Blewitt, McAnuff [Carrick G 70], Reo-Coker [Pearson 70], Carole, Quinn, Lumsden.
Subs unused: Sealey G, Laws, Wright.