Curbs looking ahead to Spurs clash

Alan Curbishley is expecting to have several injured players back on duty for tomorrow's Premiership clash with Spurs.

"Matty Upson and Lucas Neill have trained this week and had no adverse effects as yet," he said. "I think we went into Saturday's game with about nine senior players out injured. Luis Boa Morte left the hotel Friday night because he was ill, but he's back in training. James Collins has back been in training too."

"Lee Bowyer played in the reserves on Monday night and he's back in the swing of it, same as Mark Noble because he was out as well. So they're clearing up, the injuries. Dean Ashton and Danny Gabbidon are big players for this club and they're still out but gradually everyone's coming back now."

Curbs is realistic about the prospect of facing an in-form Tottenham side, but insists the Hammers have looked sharp in training this week.

"It's not an easy fixture," he admitted. "Spurs have had a great couple of weeks, they'll be looking forward to the game and I think it throws up different ingredients.

"If they're coming over to Upton Park after revenge then that's there for them, all we can concentrate on is what we're trying to do and that's get the three points."

"The players have trained really well and we're looking forward to the game. We've got a few players back so we'll have to see the 11 that go out - what they produce on Saturday."

"I've got no complaints about the way they're trained at all. They're full on in training and full of enthusiasm. We need to take that into the game and give everybody a lift.

"All we can do is look at the next 10 games. We've got to get some pride back and some performances and we have to start on Sunday. What has happened already has gone.

"We've got to focus on the next 10 games and we've got to win as many of them as we can to give our fans something to get behind. Because we've not done that in the last four or five weeks. We have to win as many as we can. "