Cole committed to cause

Carlton Cole has spoken of the togetherness in the West Ham United camp after returning to work at Chadwell Heath.

The England striker was one of several first-teamers at the training ground on Tuesday, with the squad having already switched their focus to Sunday afternoon's tricky trip to Everton. He said he had been fired up by the manager's determination to turn things around. 

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "It's what you want to hear your manager say. He is a committed man and I fully back him. He is such a nice person, a good manager, and he knows what he is doing.

"Every time I go on to the field I never want to let him down, and no other player in the squad wants to do that either. Everyone loves him and wants to do well under him.

"Everyone at West Ham wants what is best for West Ham. I can't see the manager and the chairman wanting different things. We all want the same thing.

"Everton is a game where we can get something. I am guy who likes to win his games and it has not been good so far, but we are looking to change that this Sunday."