Grant welcomes Robbie

Avram Grant has hailed the signing of Robbie Keane as the Hammers returned to winning ways with a 3-2 defeat of Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.

"Robbie Keane is not just a good player, but a good character," he said, before confirming that the club's fourth recruit this transfer window might not be the last. The manager spoke with his new signing after the fourth-round success against Forest, not least to check his readiness for Wednesday night's game at Blackpool.

"I am really happy to have him," he added. "He can help us a lot and brings plenty of quality."

The manager is expecting a relatively quiet last day of the transfer window on Monday but said there was a possibility of another arrival at the Boleyn Ground.

"The squad is not bad but, because of the injuries we've had, we needed more players for competition and fresh legs. We had injuries in the first half of the season. Things didn't go for us.

"We were looking for players to make up the 18 on a matchday, so it was very difficult. But wait a little more to see our squad. There is maybe one more to come in."

The Hammers are through to a FA Cup fifth-round against Burnley, courtesy of Victor Obinna's hat-trick against Nottingham Forest. Grant was delighted with the forward's contribution on his return from a three-match suspension.

"He's a good talent, great quality. He's young and hasn't played too many games over the last year, but he's getting better and better as I expected him to be."

The manager was pleased to have a home draw with Burnley on 19/20 February. "It's always good to play at home in front of our fans. They know how to support and push us. Any draw at home is good. All the other Premier League teams seemed to get similar draws.

"The FA Cup is important because it's the FA Cup. Of course our target is the league, and the most important thing is that. We'll do everything we can to succeed in the league. But it's good to be involved in this."