Quashie: We Owe Watford One

Watford are back at Upton Park tomorrow for the second time in as many weeks, but this time Nigel Quashie is adamant that the stakes are higher and the Hammers must prevail.

"The FA Cup game was important, but we'd have been more disappointed to lose if it had meant missing out on three points," says the midfielder. "Losing to Watford at home was hard so it's vital that we respond and I'm sure we can. We know what we have to do. We owe them one."

The 28-year-old admits he has been relishing his time at Upton Park since signing from West Bromwich Albion last month.

"I'm really enjoying it," he said. "It's a great Club to be at. I've been enjoying playing alongside some really excellent players. The atmosphere is fantastic and the belief is there. We're looking forward to the next game. The lads are sticking together and we're all in it to put things right and get out of the situation we're in."

That all-important victory has been slow in coming since he signed, but Nigel believes tomorrow's match will be the turning point.

"We've been unlucky and referees have played their part with decisions costing us games," he says. "But we have another chance to win on Saturday. It has been frustrating not getting the win but we'll keep plugging away and trying to do it right.

"Every game is massive now. It's up to us to focus and get six points out of six. The rub of the green has gone against us in previous games but, starting this weekend, we have the opportunity to go on a roll and put a run of wins together."

And the talented midfielder insists the Club has enough quality in its ranks to be able to turn things around.

"The players here are top class so it's a confidence thing," he added. "We just need a lucky break. Even if it bounces off the top of someone's hip and goes in the net, we'll take it.

"There are more than enough match winners here to be able to create something from nothing. We're in it together and the attitude and mentality has been first class."

By Gemma Clarke