Fan support inspires Faubert

Julien Faubert will hope to line up against Burnley on Saturday afternoon and has no doubt the fans will once again play their part.

The full-back believed a win would be the perfect result to build on last week's 3-3 draw at Hull City. "We need three points at home and we need to take three points," he said. "We need to be strong at home. If we win or lose then last week will be like a defeat. We have to win at home to make it feel like the point at Hull was worthwhile."

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a renaissance this campaign after a loan spell at Real Madrid in the second half of last season. Faubert returned fitter and fired up to show the Hammers faithful what he can do. He has proved a positive force up the right flank and is looking forward to hearing the team roared on again by the home support.

The Frenchman added: "I know that the fans are great every time we play. When we are away the fans are there and it is good to have the fans behind us. I have never heard a whistle and that is West Ham, which is why I am very happy to play here."

Looking back to last weekend's topsy-turvy encounter at the KC Stadium, Faubert said the team needed to learn the lessons. "I am happy that we came back to draw but to win the game we needed to score four goals," he said. "When you play away you have to be strong and to keep the shape. We are happy we got one point but frustrated because we knew we could have taken three."