Ludek on Hammers' goalkeeping talents

After the first-team squad took to the pitch at Upton Park yesterday for a sun-drenched training session, goalkeeping coach Ludek Miklosko took some time out to talk to

"The goalkeepers are doing very well," he said. "We are missing Roy at the moment, as he is away with Northern Ireland, but we have three very experienced goalkeepers and everything is good. They're working really hard."

Talking about Rob Green, Ludo said: "He's one of our best players. He's keeping his standard very high and he's a great lad. He trains very hard and I'm very pleased with him.

"I think he's one of the boys in England who should be looked at. He was in the England squad before the World Cup and he had a bad injury to his groin. But this season he is playing very well. I think he's only not in the international side at the moment because the other keepers are also doing very well and maybe the manager doesn't want to change the players in the squad.

"Jimmy Walker is also a great lad and it's good to have him in the squad. He's always bubbly. He's a very experienced goalkeeper and it's very nice to have him in the group."

With rising Czech goalkeeper Marek Stech and young David Blackmore in the squad too, Ludo believes the Hammers have a wealth of goalkeeping talent.

"Marek just passed 17 last month and I think he's a really good prospect. David Blackmore is too. We have two young goalkeepers who are pushing on and they just need to start to get the experience, especially David, in men's football and hopefully next season he will push further up.

"He's a very talented boy but he's got a few things he needs to work on. He's a good lad and he has his feet on the ground. He knows what he needs to do. He knows he needs to train hard. He is also a good character and the boys in the youth and first team, everyone likes him. He's got a good future ahead of him."