Rebrov's Ready For Action

SERGEI Rebrov insists West Ham United are confident going into the final phase of the season and looking forward to their must-win clash at Vicarage Road against Watford on Sunday.

And the Ukraine star is hoping to play some part for Alan Pardew's side after impressing with two stunning goals in the Reserves 5-2 win over the Hornets second-string on Tuesday.

"It's a big game for the Club," confessed Sergei, "but we are confident that we can win at Watford and secure a place in the Play-offs.

"If we get into the top six this is going to be a very important time for the Club, but we are not looking any further than Sunday's game at the moment. We have to win and if we do get the three points we should make the Play-offs."

Sergei has struggled with a calf problem over the last few weeks, but has returned to action in fine form, scoring three times in his last five Reserve games.

In fact, the forward has netted seven goals in his five Reserve team appearances this season. It's form he would like to take into Alan Pardew's first-team.

"In my first game back it was very difficult physically," he confessed. "I have been out for a while and it is tough when you come back for your first game.

"But I felt a lot better physically against Watford and was pleased to score two goals. I feel in good shape now, but it is up to the manager when and where I play.

"I feel confident now and when I just want to do my best for West Ham United in what is a very important time for the Club."

Assessing the mood of the team going into the final game of the regular season, Sergei insists the Hammers are in high spirits, but warns that they must heed the lessons of recent weeks if they are to win at Watford.

"We're in good form going into Sunday," he said. "We lost against Sunderland, but overall these last ten games we have played very well and picked up some good results.

"We're ready and prepared for what is to come, and our aim is just to make sure that we are in the Play-off places after Sunday.

"Every game in the Championship is tough and Watford will be no different. It is perhaps similar to the Brighton game a couple of weeks ago when most people expected us to win even though we were going to a very difficult place.

"At Brighton we played well, but let them back into the game and they scored in the final minute. We need to take experience from that game, be confident because we know that we have the ability to get a result, keep it tight at the back and make sure our concentration is high throughout the match.

"If we do that then we will have a good chance of winning and going into the Play-offs."