Bobby Sets His Sights On City

Bobby Zamora, one of the liveliest members of the West Ham team, will be looking to keep his place at the top of the goal scoring charts, with another strike tomorrow.

Looking ahead to the match Bobby said: "While two games are never the same, it was a great result and performance in our last meeting with them up there. So, we'll be looking for more of the same.

"Thinking back to that match last year can give us confidence, because it reminds us of what we can do, against any team at any ground in this league.

"They will obviously be fired up as well, not only because of that night, but because they are going through a sticky patch at the moment. Joey Barton is obviously a big player for them

And a lot of their main play involves him, so we will be out to try and stop what he can give the team.

"The idea for us is to try and put them under some early pressure, because their supporters will start asking questions of them and hopefully we can feed from that and push on.

"Stuart Pearce has always been known as a character who likes to be winner, but hopefully it will be us emerging with the smiles on our faces after the game."

Bobby feels that while some results have not been going our way lately, there is no need to panic.

He said: "We've had some good performances recently and some not so good. We're in mid-table at the moment and want to move on up from that as quickly as we can. But it's still early in the season and there's a lot more teams below us including City, who are under a lot more pressure.

"But as I said, we don't want to be mid-table, we want to be above all that and we'll be putting 100 per cent into getting three points tomorrow that will see us achieving that aim and will also set us up nicely ahead of our clash with Palermo."

Bobby has been doing his best as usual to convert the chances created by either himself or his team-mates and although didn't find the net in the last league outing, is still joint top scorer in the Premiership, alongside Everton's Andrew Johnson.

While Johnson has received some attention of late, Bobby's efforts have not been highlighted as much.

But the 25-year-old is not worried about that, he said: "I'll let everyone carry on doing the talking because hopefully while they're doing that, I will be busy scoring more goals for West Ham on the pitch."