Hayden fired up for final Bolton test

Hayden Mullins says that he and his team-mates are desperate to make amends for Saturday's defeat at the Reebok Stadium by turning the tables on Bolton in our FA Cup fifth round replay clash.

The two teams will do battle tomorrow night for the fifth and final time this season, with a place in the quarter-finals of the grand old competition at stake, and the Hammers midfielder insists that Alan Pardew's men will be going all out to finally produce a winning performance against the Trotters.

"It was a massive disappointment on Saturday, and not a nice game to be involved in," says Hayden. "They started really well, and we just didn't recover from the early goal. To be honest, we weren't at the races.

"The good thing is that we've got a chance to put things right immediately, and the feeling among all the lads is that it is going to be a very different game on Wednesday night.

"We're all looking forward to playing in front of our home fans on the Upton Park pitch. I'm not making any excuses, but the pitch at Bolton is one of the worst in the Premiership and made it difficult to play the kind of football we have played at home this season.

"We should have beaten Bolton at our place back in August and two of the matches at the Reebok Stadium have been very close, so we have nothing to fear and can approach the game feeling confident. We know that, if we play to our potential, it is a match we can win."

Hayden also revealed that the mood among the squad is still positive, despite Saturday's result. Following a run of nine matches without defeat this year, including seven successive victories, he insists there is plenty of reason to be cheerful.

"There's no point in getting too depressed about the result on Saturday or letting our heads go down, because that will be the season over," says the 26-year-old.

"We've been on a great run this year, and we're still in a great position to push on and finish the season well."