Konchesky happy to be back at home

After a scrappy, dogged FA Cup fifth round stalemate against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, Paul Konchesky is hoping that the replay at Upton Park will be a very different affair.

Along with his fellow defenders, the Hammers left-back stood firm against Bolton's notoriously direct approach to help secure a 0-0 draw at the Reebok Stadium, and says he is now looking forward to facing the Trotters on a better playing surface at a packed Upton Park.

"We always knew it was going to be a tough game up here," said Paul after the game, "but we've dug out a result and, now that we've got them back at Upton Park, hopefully we can finish the job.

"Whenever you come to the Reebok Stadium, you know you are in for a difficult afternoon, especially as a defender, and the pitch wasn't very good either, which didn't suit us, but we just got on with it.

"I thought we could have won the game, too. If you go by the chances, we nicked it overall, but the bottom line is that no-one managed to find the breakthrough, so now we've got to do it all over again.

"The boys are confident, though. With a big crowd at Upton Park behind us, on a better pitch, hopefully we can play our normal game and get through to the next round."