Ludo: Only Win Will Do

Ludek Miklosko says only a win against QPR will do at the weekend - and insists Steve Bywater was not at fault for the goals at Cardiff on Tuesday night.

Ludo, who played for West Ham in this fixture in the top flight almost exactly nine years ago - West Ham won 1-0 thanks to a Tony Cottee goal - says:

"It is a very important game for us and only three points will be acceptable - we lost away to them and now it is our turn.

"They worked very hard and it is not easy to play there because it is a tight ground and the atmosphere was very good - on the day they deserved to win.

"They were in great form when we played them and although they have lost since they are still playing well and never give up - it is those sides that get promoted."

Ludo left Upton Park for QPR in October 1998, and made his debut against Grimsby alongside Kevin Gallen - the only playing survivor of that game at Upton Park - and Matthew Rose, who scored the decisive goal at Loftus Road three weeks ago.

"I know Ian Holloway and the staff, such as Tim Breacker, very well, and I must say their recent run was fantastic," he says."

As for the Cardiff defeat, he adds:

"We have to forget it; sometimes it happens but we conceded early goals and they got four breaks.

"We tried to attack and had a few chances - we weren't that bad, but that's football and we have to bounce back.

"James Walker played well against Chelsea recently but Stephen is playing well and he couldn't be blamed for the goals; we are sticking with him and I think that is how it should be.

"It is still the start of the season really; there are 30 points and 90 games to play for.

"But we need to start winning because it will be difficult to catch the other teams if they keep picking up points.

"We have to win the home games and pick up points away - it is not pressure, that is simply how it is."