Nolan - 'We'll learn from it'

Kevin Nolan is backing West Ham United to bounce back from defeat to Everton when they face his former team Newcastle United on Saturday.

Nolan, who made his first start since the opening day of the season at Goodison Park, felt West Ham were worthy of a point on Merseyside and will use that as motivation to record a positive result back in front of their own fans.

Newcastle are in terrific form themselves, having won their last five Barclays Premier League fixtures, so the No4 is relishing the test.

"Saturday was a very disappointing result, first of all with the first goal which shouldn't have been," he said. "It was a blatant offside, so we're disappointed with that.

"Then we're disappointed with the second goal with the way we've given it away from our corner. It's come out and they've had a great break and great finish, but it shouldn't have got there.

"I thought we dominated the game throughout. After we went 1-0 down we responded really well, but it wasn't to be. We've got to learn from that now and learn quickly.

"Taking the positives, I don't think there have been too many teams who have gone to Everton and got an easy ride. You never do at Everton and I never have as a professional, but that was probably the most comfortable we've been.

"The fact we've gone away from Everton disappointed that we've not got anything shows [how far we've come]. We've got a run of games now where we feel we can pick up points, and with boys coming back it's going to be interesting "

The reverse ended West Ham's five-match unbeaten run but Nolan says the team can embark on another successful sequence straight away.

He added: "Hopefully we'll start picking up wins again and go on another little run.

"We need to start another unbeaten run. It's two draws and a loss in the last three games and we got a point at Stoke, should have got three against Villa, and should have got at least a point at Everton.

"That's three points dropped in the last three weeks, so we're disappointed but we'll put that behind us."