From the Boardroom - David Gold

West Ham United Joint-Chairman David Gold hopes the Club can make it four away wins in a row when face Sunderland on Saturday

I am looking forward to the big game against Sunderland on Saturday and I know Slaven and the players will be heading up there with the aim of coming away with another away win this season.

We are hopeful of getting straight back on the winning trail following the 2-2 draw with Norwich last weekend.

Before the game we were the favourites to win, but after what happened right at the end, we see it as a point gained.

We made a mistake which led to their goal and we had the same thing against Bournemouth and Leicester. If we cut out those mistakes we are going to win more points than we lose.

There are no easy games in the Premier League. I know that is a cliché but it is a fact. The gap between victory and defeat is a very thin line in the Premier League.

Any time you score in the last minute of a game, whether it is a win or a draw it is a great feeling and we managed to take two points away from Norwich in the last minute.

I don't think the home form is a long-term problem. We could have easily had more points on the board had we not made individual errors.

My message to the fans is that I am sure we will do a lot better at home than what we have achieved in the opening four games. Those individual errors will disappear and with that comes confidence and success.

We have still got 13 points from seven games which is fantastic. We have played an extra home game but that will get levelled out when we face Sunderland away and we can then have a better judgement of the league.

I will look at the league on even numbers after all the teams have played this weekend and if we are still in third place I will be thrilled.

I have said it before but I genuinely believe this is the best squad we have had at the Club for some time and we are slowly getting back all our injured players.

Obviously someone will get a kick or knock that will keep them out for a couple of weeks, but we don't want the long-term injuries.

I have a lot of sympathy for what Bournemouth are going through at the moment losing some of their key players having just gained promotion into the Premier League.

We are fortunate to have a strong squad of players. But it is about luck and that is the element that no-one can control. They say you make you own luck but we deserve a bit of luck on that front.

Enner Valencia and Alex Song are not far away from making a return to action so it looks good on that front.

We now head to Sunderland on Saturday and if we can make it four away wins in a row it will be an amazing achievement and something that is very hard to do.

I have no doubts we will be going there looking to win the game. Slaven will tell you he is going there to win and the players will feel the same. We are not going there to battle out a point.

We have lifted the fans expectations and rightly so. That is what comes with success and you lift the spirits of the players, people inside the football club and most importantly the fans.

It is incredible what is going on with the two north east clubs this season and they have been struggling. But we will be concentrating on winning the game on Saturday.

Dimitri Payet had another great game last weekend and he is great to have around the football Club.

I can remember watching players like Trevor Brooking and Alan Devonshire and you always get excited when they get on the ball. It is the same with Dimitri and he is only going to get stronger.

He seems very capable of coping with the expectation and very capable of continuing to deliver.

He has settled in, is very measured and genuine. He works very hard in training and it is great to have players of that quality around.

We have other good ball players like Victor Moses, Manuel Lanzini, Alex Song – all creative footballers and we have an abundance of players who look to create for other people.

I hope all the fans who are travelling have a safe journey to the Stadium of Light on Saturday and that we can come away celebrating another three points.