Captain's blog

Obviously I'm delighted with the result and the way things went against Brighton. We have closed the gap to three points and closed the goal difference down too. It makes it a bit more interesting with the run-in.

We have got to make sure we follow this up with the right result on Tuesday at Bristol. If we are to have any chance of going up we have got to win every game from now until the end of the season.

It wasn't about us putting a marker down, it was about us winning the game and we hadn't done that at Upton Park very often in the last couple of months. That was the main priority.

When we were three up at half time then we talked about getting a few more and we managed to get six. It could have been a lot more.

I think Ricardo Vaz Te has been great since he came in. He has worked his socks off to get back to this level. He is at a top team in the Championship but he should be in the Premier League. Hopefully he will be by the end of the season. What he has done has been brilliant and hats off to him.

He went off to Greece when he got released by Bolton and went to Scotland to play for Hibs. He wasn't probably on too much money but he wanted to stay in the game because he had so much to offer.

When he went off to Hibs and I spoke to Colin Calderwood there and told him he would be an excellent addition if you can get him. He can score goals. He scores all kinds and has a great strike on him.

You always want to keep a close eye on people like that and I'm just delighted we have got him. If he can keep the confidence up and keep doing what he is doing then he will be a great shining light for us.

I really don't mind if he ends up top scorer. I'm happy with my output for the season but I'm not finished yet. Hopefully I can score a couple more but if her scores another five or six I would be even more delighted.

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