Bowyer boosted by double strike

Lee Bowyer is pledging to show the West Ham United fans even more when he returns having masterminded the weekend's Derby demolition.

The midfielder scored twice, including the all-important first goal just before half-time, and also made another for Matthew Etherington as Alan Curbishley's men turned on the style with a 5-0 victory at Pride Park on Saturday. Speaking exclusively to WHUTV, Bowyer said: "It shows the club are moving in the right direction. We have got a good squad and I thought a lot of the lads were exceptional against Derby."

Bowyer is to have a hernia operation in Germany this week but intends to be back after a one-game ban to face Chelsea on 1 December. "Hopefully we will see more from me and I will still have a place to play," he added. Log on to WHUTV now to hear more from Bowyer, while there will also be further reaction from Carlton Cole and Matthew Etherington along with highlights of this and every other game played by the club this season. Hear Bowyer on:

  • The spirit in the squad

  • Goals galore and hat-trick hopes

  • Linking up with Carlton Cole

  • His forthcoming operation and recovery