Green raring to go

Robert Green is aiming to help West Ham United extend their unbeaten Premier League run to four matches at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

The Hammers' goalkeeper has been at his consistent, unflappable best in recent fixtures, helping Gianfranco Zola's men to 1-0 wins over Manchester City and Wigan Athletic before Monday evening's goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Boleyn Ground.

While Green admitted West Ham will have to up their game if they are to collect a seventh consecutive victory over Rovers. The England goalkeeper is expecting an aerial bombardment from a side managed by former Bolton Wanderers boss Sam Allardyce.

The 29-year-old has recovered from the nasty mouth injury he suffered in a clash with West Brom's Swedish defender Jonas Olsson and is ready to put his body on the line again this weekend.

"It's going to be a tough one. They are full of big lads and I think we'll have to stand a few of ours on each other's shoulders to deal with set pieces and stuff like that. It's going to be a battle and a great challenge.

"Realistically, after Monday's game, we can go and improve on our performance. The pressure won't be on us to attack so we can hit them on the break, which maybe will work in our favour. We've got the opportunity to push on and remain undefeated on our little run."

West Ham have left Ewood Park with the maximum three points in each of the last two seasons. In 2006/07, a Carlos Tevez penalty and a Bobby Zamora strike cancelled out Christopher Samba's opener to earn the visitors a 2-1 success. Last term, Dean Ashton scored the only goal of the game seven minutes after half-time to secure another notable victory.

West Ham have won their last six matches against Blackburn in all competitions, a run Green and his colleagues will be delighted to extend to seven this weekend.