Jenkinson not afraid of City test

Carl Jenkinson says West Ham United should relish the prospect of hosting Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.

The Hammers were defeated four times by Manuel Pellegrini's men last term across the league and Capital One Cup, but after a start to this campaign which has taken them to fourth in the table, loan signing Jenkinson is full of confidence.

"I think we've shown we can beat the big clubs already this season with the Liverpool result," he said. "We know what we're capable of. Man City are flying at the moment, they're a world class team so nobody is kidding themselves because we know it is going to be a difficult game.

"If we play to our potential we know we've got more than a good chance of getting a result. We've just got to be positive and keep playing the football we've been playing, with the intensity and the confidence."

Jenkinson played a full part in last weekend's victory at Burnley, supplying the cross for Enner Valencia to nod his team's second past Tom Heaton.

The No18 was delighted with the overall performance and says it bodes well for the future.

"It was a tough game at Burnley to be honest," he added. "They started at a very high intensity and we had to adjust to that. It did take us a while to get into the game, but when we did we showed our quality and we won convincingly in the end.

"We're ahead of schedule at the moment - people would have bitten your arm off to say we're fourth at this stage of the season, but it's nothing more than this team has deserved for the way we've played so far this season.

"We definitely justify the position we're in at the moment and we've just got to keep pushing on and keep getting the results."