Faye focused for Rovers test

Abdoulaye Faye has told West Ham TV that he is hoping for an improved performance from West Ham United in Saturday's npower Championship meeting with Doncaster Rovers.

The centre-back had another excellent game as the Hammers drew 1-1 with Watford on Wednesday evening. That result kept West Ham second in the table behind Southampton and means a win against Rovers is now even more important.

"Every time we play at home there is such an expectation to win, maybe we as a team are a bit complacent - we think we are going to win easy, but this is not the case," Faye said. "We have to be strong mentally when we play at home and we must win on Saturday against Doncaster."

While the Hammers have been nigh-on unstoppable away from home, the last three home matches have resulted in draws with the Saints, Crystal Palace and Watford. Faye admitted that there is a psychological barrier that the side must get over in order to get back to winning ways on home soil.

"A draw at home to Watford is not the worst result and like I said before that's football. Saturday we have to win the game, a draw is not good enough, we have to win. We have to overcome this mental barrier we have straight away.

"It's very important because Reading and Southampton are consistently picking up points and we must stay with them right until the end of the season."

Crucial to West Ham getting back on track at the Boleyn will be the continued support of the Hammers faithful. With another bumper crowd expected on Saturday with the Kids for a Quid promotion in full swing, Faye knows there must be a united front from the players and fans alike in order for the Hammers to pick up maximum points.

"West Ham fans are very passionate and I know that sometimes it can be tough and we are expected to win every game, but that isn't possible.

"Every team that comes here puts ten men behind the ball and it's very difficult for us to break it down. That's why we need the supporters help to break them down."

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