Taylor targeting Norwich victory

Matt Taylor said the frustration from a disappointing day at Reading can be used positively as West Ham United look to get back on track against Norwich City on New Year's Day.

The midfielder is looking forward, along with his team-mates, to getting back out on the pitch again on Tuesday and said the quick turnaround in fixtures is a good thing.

"Straight after the match [against Reading] the word frustrated probably won't have been the right word I would have used, maybe something stronger," he said. "The next match against Norwich was not on my mind, but then you start to focus again and realise that you can't affect the match that has gone now.

"It is all about getting back out there to put things right and we are looking forward to doing that against Norwich."

Taylor said that if chances had turned into goals for the Hammers at the Madejski Stadium, it might have been a different story.

"I think that is why we were so disappointed. As a team, we dominated and restricted them to very few shots and attempts on goal. Unfortunately for us, we could not put the ball in the back of the net ourselves. We had chances but the goal seemed to be elusive to us.

"Had we converted any of them, then I do believe it would have been a different story. But it wasn't to be and we have to take that one for now and move on to playing Norwich."

The No14 was trying his best to make things happen against Reading but knows that all he and the rest of the team can do now is step up a gear to get more points in the bag and return to winning ways.

"That is the bottom line for us. We know what we can do, so we are concentrating on getting back to winning ways and the sooner the better. We look forward to our next match, where we can hopefully do just that and start off the New Year with a victory."