'The table's looking good'

James Collins is enjoying looking at the Barclays Premier League table at the moment, after Saturday's win at Burnley took West Ham United into the top four.

The Hammers' bright start to the campaign has seen them win four of the first eight fixtures, including back-to-back victories from their last two games.

Collins returned to action at Burnley following a groin injury and he was delighted with the result and performance.

"The table is good viewing at the minute," he smiled. "It's all down to the way we're playing, it's been a great season so far.

"We're defending well and with the way the two boys we've got up front are playing, it's looking good.

"Away wins are always great and Saturday's was hard-fought. They had us on the ropes in the first half and we had to weather the storm and defend well.

"There's goals in the lads up front so it's all about staying in the game when the opposition are on top."

Next up for the Hammers is a home game against Manchester City and Collins says his side should have nothing to fear.

He added: "It's going to be a tough game against Manchester City next week. The win at Burnley wasn't easy by any stretch of the imagination.

"It's about resting up now, but with our fans behind us at home and the way we're playing we're looking forward to it."