Spector optimistic after Everton disappointment

A blustery day on Merseyside saw Hammers come away empty-handed, but Jonathan Spector is optimistic that, with more performances like the one against Everton, goals and points will follow.

The Hammers defender was disappointed to lose out at Goodison Park, especially as Alan Pardew's men had created more than enough to get something from the game.

"It has been the story for us all season away from home," said Jonathan. We haven't been playing that badly at all and I think we have deserved better in the majority of the matches we have played, but I'm sure it will start to pan out for us in the way we want soon.

"At home we've been doing really well and I think it's good that we have another game pretty much straight away, against Wigan on Wednesday.

"We will put the Everton match behind us now and we look forward to the next one to put things right again. Hopefully we will get the result at home, which I 'm sure we can.

"While it is about getting the goals and the results, we can be greatly encouraged by the pressure we put on Everton, who are a good team on their own patch. That in itself shows that it will turn around for us very soon on our travels."

December is traditionally one of football's busiest months and, for Jonathan, the games can't come quick enough.

"We will be looking to get the maximum points out of every game and we have great belief that we can beat the teams we will be facing," he says. "That's our attitude going into every match, we're not afraid of anyone and we will take that into the game with Wigan on Wednesday and everything that follows.

"As part of the defence, I don't want us conceding goals and I have to make sure that I do my job to help us win games, adds Jonathan. "But it is not about individual efforts, it's about working together as a team.

"It didn't work out for us at Everton, but the mood is not too downbeat. We are thinking positively to our next match and getting a result against Wigan."

by Laura Burkin