Jenko glad to come through tough test

Carl Jenkinson was not surprised by the questions asked of West Ham United by Sky Bet League One high-flyers Bristol City on Sunday.
The Hammers progressed through to the fifth round of the FA Cup thanks to Diafra Sakho's 81st minute header, but not before the Robins had two Matt Smith efforts cleared off the line by Mark Noble and Andy Carroll.
West Ham eventually took control of the contest to get their winner and on-loan right back Jenkinson was delighted to have thrown their name into the hat for Monday's draw.
"It was always going to be that sort of FA Cup tie," he said. "It was very important to keep a clean sheet - we did that and scored a great goal.
"It was difficult because they were a good side, especially in the first half. We came more into the game as it went on and to be fair they did get some balls into the box. They were a handful from set pieces as they had some big lads and we tried to nullify that as much as we could.
"We did in the main - they didn't have too many clear cut chances other than a couple in the first half and we were always going to have to ride the storm a little bit.
"We're very happy with the result in the end."
The Hammers have now kept successive clean sheets and Jenkinson knows how vital that is towards maintaining their good form - as well as the strikers being sharp in front of goal.
He continued: "As a defender it's always nice to keep the ball out of the net - we've got a strong defensive unit now. That's not just the keeper and the back four but the midfield's doing a good job as well.
"We have a good understanding. We're doing well defensively at the moment and that's a good sign.
"Diafra knows where the back of the net is and it was a nice header. I think the credit has to go to Andy. He did some fantastic work out on the right and put in a tremendous ball.
"It was a well-worked goal and I'm glad it was those two involved because they're our strikers and we want them getting goals."
Saturday may have been a day of dramatic FA Cup shocks, but West Ham did their bit to ensure Sunday was not a repeat, and having been involved in a cup winning effort with Arsenal last term, Jenkinson would love another tilt at glory.
He continued: "We don't want to get too carried away but there were some good results yesterday for the smaller teams. We just think about ourselves and focused on our own game on Sunday.
"We didn't worry about the upsets or who we would be getting in the next round. We focused on Bristol City and I think it worked.
"It would be fantastic [to have another run]. Last year at Arsenal we took it one game at a time and that's what we've got to do here.
"I think we're doing well at that. We're concentrating and taking it game-by-game - we're not getting too carried away whether it be in the league or the cup.
"We've had a couple of good results now and it's important that we kick on because we have some tough fixtures coming up."