Match Report - Bolton Wanderers

AFTER earning only his second Premier League start of the season against Middlesbrough on Saturday, striker Bobby Zamora is hoping to get another run-out in tonight's Carling Cup Third Round  clash against Bolton.

The 24-year-old scored twice in Hammers 4-2 Second Round victory over Sheffield Wednesday, and believes the Carling Cup is a great opportunity for West Ham United to compete for silverware.

"It's a competition that we really want to do well in," he said. "The players are determined to do the best we can in every competition that we go into. It's up to the manager who plays of course, but I've got my fingers crossed that I'll get another go and I can get on the scoresheet.

"We're carrying a couple of injuries so there's likely to be a couple of chances. Like I say, it's up to the manager what team he wants to put out, but I'm hoping that I play because it's another great opportunity to impress.

"The Carling Cup is a chance for the Club to win some silverware and we're all determined to go as far as we can in the competition.

"We put in a good performance at Sheffield Wednesday in what was a tough tie in the last round. Hopefully we can do the business again at Bolton."

Whoever plays, Bobby ensures that there will be an excellent team spirit out on the pitch at the Reebok Stadium this evening.

"This is a great bunch of lads and the spirit is terrific," he admitted. "Whoever is playing, there is always a really strong team ethic and the lads all work really hard for each other.

"You only have to see everyone in training and in the dressing room to know that there is a really great atmosphere around the squad, and that can only help us out on the pitch."