Green keeping it mean

Robert Green has been hailed for another top-class performance in the West Ham United goal.

The England keeper has been at his best this season, with Saturday's 1-0 win against Peterborough United his fourth clean sheet in eight matches. Goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson is more than pleased with the No1's form.

"I have been absolutely thrilled with Rob from the moment I've set foot in the football club," he told "His attitude and professionalism has been first class. It is eight games now and four clean sheets, I am really delighted.

"A big part of goalkeeping is the mental side and from the moment you get into the ground you need to start switching on. The mental side of it is a big part of Rob's game and I feel as though we have struck a chord together. Hopefully we can keep it going."

Green needed to be alert as early as the first minute against The Posh, when Tommy Rowe was allowed a clpse-range effort on goal from a Grant McCann corner that was not defended.

"The first minute one was important but I also look at the one that he saved from McCann in the second half, maybe not a lot of people realise how difficult a save that was because when McCann struck it that ball was up, down, left and right.

"Rob dealt with it and held it. Those saves are so difficult to make when the ball is moving all over the place. It is credit to the hard work he puts in Monday to Friday."