Faye targets win treble

Abdoulaye Faye is in confident mood ahead of Sunday's npower Championship visit of Leeds United.

The centre-back made his West Ham United debut as a substitute in Tuesday's 4-0 victory at Watford - the Hammers' second away success in the space of four days.

Faye has had to be patient since joining the Hammers in July, suffering a hamstring injury during the pre-season meeting with FC Basel in Switzerland and being kept out of the starting lineup on his return by the outstanding James Tomkins and Winston Reid.

However, the 33-year-old was happy to pull on a claret and blue shirt for the first time at Vicarage Road and believes the big victory there could be the sign of things to come.

"It was a good start for me because we played well on Tuesday," he told West Ham TV. "I'm very happy to be playing because I had a hamstring injury before and now I've played my first game.

"I'm very excited for the fans because they are good fans. We have played away twice and they have made it easier for us. I think we're going to have a great season."

An experienced player who has been used to starting throughout his career, Faye has accepted that he may not be an automatic choice for manager Sam Allardyce while Tomkins and Reid are playing so well.

"I think it hasn't been difficult because Tonks and Reidy have been playing very well. I have confidence this season that we're going to have a strong team.

"I'm very confident because we have a good team and every time we play we see the stands are full. It's very exciting.

"It's good for us and I'm very happy to be here at West Ham."

While the past week has been a productive one for the Hammers, Faye knows his former Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United manager will not rest on his laurels.

Instead, Allardyce will demanding his players make it a hat-trick of three-pointers when Leeds visit east London on Sunday afternoon.

"Sam will want more wins. I know him. When you want to go up, you need to win away and you need to win at home.

"I think the first game we were unlucky because we played very well and then after 90 minutes they scored. That's football, though, and I think everybody has forgotten about that and we're all looking forward to Sunday."