Thoughts with Davenport

Gianfranco Zola has reiterated the support of everybody at West Ham United for Calum Davenport.

The club received positive news on Sunday about the condition of the 26-year-old defender, who received stab wounds in an incident in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Davenport's mother, who was also injured during the incident, is recovering, while the player's condition is stable following surgery on Saturday.

Following Sunday's Barclays Premier League fixture with Tottenham Hotspur, Zola said the thoughts of everyone in the dressing room were with the player at this time.

"I said it before the match that we are very sorry for what happened to him. It's a terrible story. We imagine what he has been through and we are close to him. Hopefully, he will get better very quickly.

"The doctor told me that the situation is stable and he's okay and, obviously, the situation will become clearer in the next few days. For the moment, the situation is stable.

"Now it is important that he is alright. It was unbelievable when we heard about it. You don't expect these things to happen, especially to the people that you know. We are very, very sorry for him."

Club staff are maintaining close contact with the medical team treating the player.