Macca wants another win

Neil McDonald has said West Ham United will be going all out to record back to back wins on the road for the first time since December 2007 tonight.

Nearly 4,000 Hammers fans will be packed into Vicarage Road this evening as Sam Allardyce's men aim to build on the 1-0 weekend win at Doncaster Rovers. McDonald - or Macca as he is known to everyone at Chadwell Heath - believed the squad were capable of overcoming another tricky test.

"The spirit is good," he told West Ham TV. "I think wining away from home does that. We have hopefully laid the ghost to rest with the away form but we have another tough one coming up. The boys are really looking forward to it after the good win at Doncaster.

"We will be looking on to carry the good form. We probably played better [in the defeat by] Cardiff but that is how football works out sometimes. We just have to find the balance between playing some good football, scoring goals and keeping clean sheets and that is what we aim to do in the majority of games."

McDonald said the squad had been boosted by the potential availability of Julien Faubert and Pablo Barrera, while George McCartney and John Carew are probably a week or so away from pushing for selection. A real plus from the weekend was that the entire squad reported a clean bill of health.

"Everyone is fine. We have a full squad to pick from and it is good for the manager to have a selection problem. That is great," he added.

"It is nice to see new faces and it is competition for places which is what the manger wants. It will take George or John another week or so to get fit and hopefully they will be banging on the manager's door saying they are ready for selection."