McCartney impressed by team performance

Following yesterday's emphatic 3-0 victory against Wigan Athletic, Hammers defender George McCartney had high praise for the team's performance.

"All the lads have been terrific," he said. "Greeny's been excellent again, the midfield worked hard and Bobby and Tevez did really well up front, as did the subs when they came on.

"It's a squad game. Everyone's been training really hard and taking it into the matches. The subs have come on and taken their chances, got us important goals when we needed them.

"It was a great performance all round and, for me personally, it was nice to be involved in the second goal. All three goals were great goals, it's a big three points and it gives us a massive chance of staying up.

"It makes you wonder why we've waited so long this season to start playing like this. We've won five out seven, that's European football form. It's been a long season and it's just disappointing we're in the situation we're in.

"We've only got two games left. We've got to make the most of it and give 100% in each game and hopefully we can stay in the Premiership."

With all the focus now shifting to Saturday's momentous game against Bolton Wanderers, George said:

"I think for the last four or five weeks every time we've played a game we've known it's a must-win. But we keep managing to pluck the three points from somewhere.

"We had a bit of disappointment against Sheffield United a few weeks ago and we didn't get anything out of the Chelsea game but we bounced back against Everton. Wigan's always a difficult place to come but we put in a great performance. We won 3-0 and it could have been five or six.

"But we haven't achieved anything yet. We've got three points but it's just another game. Saturday's game is another must-win. It's the game of the season again against Bolton.

"I'm sure with the supporters like they were at Wigan, which was terrific, they'll get behind us on Saturday and hopefully we can give them something to cheer about again by beating Bolton and securing our Premiership status."