Ludo keen on Green

West Ham United great Ludek Miklosko has heaped praise on goalkeeper Robert Green ahead of Saturday's big game with Chelsea.

The former Czech international, who made 365 appearances for the Hammers in an eight year playing career, is now the club's goalkeeping coach and as a result works with Green on a daily basis. Miklosko has been impressed by what he has seen in the two and a half years since Green joined the club, and is backing his claim for a more regular involvement at international level.

"He is fantastic," Miklosko said. "He is one of our best players over the past two seasons and he is doing very well.

"His consistency is very good and for me he is the best English goalkeeper in that way. I still can't see why he doesn't get a run in the England team."

Green was voted Hammer of the Year last season and Miklosko, a former winner himself, believes that 29-year-old Green's fine form is just reward for his hard graft in training.

"I think he is improving and wants to get better and better and really working very hard. He is not just doing the football training, he is doing the pilates and is working at least two sessions every single day," Miklosko said.

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