Freddie ready for Wolves

Frederic Piquionne is determined to right the wrong that cost West Ham United a Barclays Premier League victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this season.

The Hammers striker thought he had secured a vital 2-1 victory at Molineux on 16 October, only for referee Mark Clattenburg to incorrectly rule the last-gasp goal out for handball.

Replays showed the ball had, in fact, hit the No30 on the shoulder and that the strike should have stood.

Two-and-a-half months on, Piquionne wants to make up for lost time and fire West Ham to a win over Wolves on New Year's Day.

"I remember that game. The ball hit my chest and not my hand, but the goal was not allowed. We would have won the game had it been given. It was never handball - it hit my shoulder.

"We need to win this game against Wolves. We need to go on to the pitch and play to our maximum and take the three points."

Piquionne is one of a host of attacking options potentially available to Avram Grant for Saturday's fixture, with Carlton Cole, Victor Obinna and Zavon Hines all itching to be named in the manager's starting XI at the Boleyn Ground.

With Danny Gabbidon and Tal Ben Haim also available after missing Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Everton, the Hammers will be looking to get the better of Mick McCarthy's side and possibly climb out of the relegation zone in the process.

A New Year's Day success combined with defeats for Fulham and Birmingham City to Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal respectively could see Grant's men climb as high as 15th in the table.