Lastuvka looks to Fulham

Jan Lastuvka has spoken of the positive mood in the West Ham United squad ahead of the London derby against Fulham on Saturday.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper is looking forward to returning to Craven Cottage where here he spent a spell on loan in the 2006/07 season. Although likely to revert to the bench with Robert Green set to start, Lastuvka is upbeat and only thinking about his new club coming out on top in the capital contest.

After making his first-team debut in the Carling Cup match against Watford on Tuesday night, Lastuvka explained the players were determined to put the 1-0 defeat behind them. He said: "It was a good performance, but the result against Watford was not to be for us. Now that match has gone and we just look to the next one, which is against Fulham, which we will be going out to try and win."

Lastuvka made some outstanding saves in midweek and worked hard to put in a steady performance, although he acknowledged he might have done better for the home side's winner which came from a Hayden Mullins own goal. He said: "I was delighted to be making my debut for the team. The goal was disappointing and when mistakes happen as they do in football, all you can do is carry on and try to do better.

"I was pleased to make the saves I did and do as much as I could to benefit the team in every way. After the game, the manager said that we stay positive and carry on, that's what we have done in this week in training and then we will go into the game against Fulham in a positive way," he added.