Steve - Keep It Going

Steve Bywater says that he wants to keep that winning habit as long as possible.

"You get a bit of team spirit when you are winning - you get more confident in your colleagues," he explains.

Looking back at the win over Rotherham Steve says:

"We defended really well and they made it hard for us to score; we knew it was going to be difficult to break them down because they played five in midfield, but we put constant pressure on them.

"It doesn't matter about the score as long as you get three points."

He reckons that there will be plenty more tight games at Upton Park this season and adds:

"We had it last year with teams coming to us and being very defensive but our attack is as good as what we have had and there are lots of options, especially with Bobby coming back."

As for the win at Bramall Lane, Steve adds:

"We knew Sheffield United would be tough and it was good to take three points off a team that is going to be up there."

There could have been a temptation to protect a point when the Blades equalised but Steve says:

"The manager tells us to keep at it and score as many goals as we can - we don't take the foot off."

Steve was beaten by a freak Alan Quinn free kick that was caught in the wind, and he says:

"I was probably a bit too far out and it has just swung in and gone over my head.

"I was disappointed a little bit and know I could have done a bit better but we got the win.

"Craig Forrest always said to me 'it is what you get away with in football' - and because we won you don't notice it as much.

"I was pleased with the clean sheet after that, though."

Looking at the Ipswich game, he says:

"Kevin Horlock will be desperate to win but our lads are looking forward to it - without being over-confident."