Adrian aims to keep it clean

Adrian is in the mood for more clean sheets and more victories after Saturday's 2-0 Barclays Premier League win at Aston Villa.

The West Ham United goalkeeper was in unbeatable form for the third away game in succession as the Hammers made it four clean sheets in five matches.

While his defenders ensured he faced just one shot on target - after allowing none against Swansea the previous weekend - Adrian was in commanding form whenever called into action.

The two times he was beaten, the woodwork came to the Spaniard's deserved rescue from Marc Albrighton and Christian Benteke, while Kevin Nolan's two smartly-taken second-half goals ensured back to back Barclays Premier League wins for the first time in nearly three years.

"It's unbelievable!" said the No13, who is fast becoming a cult hero among the Claret and Blue Army. "It's another three points and another clean sheet. That's three away matches with a clean sheet now and that's the way we have to go forward.

"It was very important to win again and for us to keep another clean sheet."

After a busy night at Chelsea, where West Ham drew 0-0 despite the Blues unleashing an amazing 39 shots - eight on target - Adrian was protected well by his outfield colleagues for the second away match in succession.

"For me, this is perfect! As a goalkeeper, you rely on the other players for help and at Villa I didn't have to make too many saves. It's important because the team defends very, very well.

"The whole team is defending well. Every player is doing his job and this is important. If you have a good defence, then you can have chances to win the game, and we're doing that."

For Adrian, his patience has been rewarded. After waiting for his chance as Jussi Jaaskelainen started the season in impressive form, the 27-year-old has come into the side and made a starting place his own with a succession of assured performances.

"I am really happy. Every time I play and finish the match, I hear my name being sung by the supporters, which is unbelievable.

"I've only been here for six months, so for this to happen and for the West Ham fans to do this is spectacular. For me, the fans have been amazing."

Now, Adrian is targeting a fifth clean sheet in six matches and another important Barclays Premier League victory when Norwich City visit the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday evening.

Although he already knows no match in this division will be easy, the former Real Betis Balompie favourite is adamant West Ham can go into the game with confidence after picking up ten points from a possible 15.

"I am only thinking about the next match in my head. We have another big game on Tuesday because now we have got out of the bottom three and the West Ham fans are happy at the moment.

"We have to keep them happy by winning again."