Moses - It is always emotional against Palace

Victor Moses admits it is always emotional for him when he plays against Crystal Palace but hopes to make it a memorable double against his former club this weekend.

Moses will never forget his spell at Selhurst Park after he made his professional debut for the Eagles aged just 16 back in 2007.

The Nigeria international came through the youth ranks at Palace and went on to make 69 appearances
where he became a fans favourite during his three-year spell in the first-team.

Moses has since enjoyed impressive spells with Wigan, Chelsea, Liverpool and Stoke before securing a season-long loan move to West Ham United this season.

And the talented winger is now fully focused on making sure the Hammers enjoy a successful end to the campaign as they look to keep alive their hopes of securing a European spot come the end of the season.

Despite Crystal Palace not winning in the Premier League since December, Moses knows the dangers they will pose to his side.

But after securing an impressive 3-1 victory at Selhurst Park back in October from which Moses helped set up the first goal for Carl Jenkinson, the 25-year-old hopes his side can maintain their impressive home run and come away with another crucial three points.

Moses said: “It is always emotional when I play against Crystal Palace. I started there when I was young and progressed from from the youth team into the first-team.

“I have lots of good memories there and the staff and manager always looked after me. I really enjoyed my time at Palace.

“My old team-mates like Sean Scannell call me and ask me how I feel about facing my old club but that is part of football.

“The most important thing now is that I am a West Ham player and we just need to concentrate on making sure we get the three points. We are looking good in training and we need to keep doing what we are good at.

“Crystal Palace will want the victory on Saturday and I am sure they will be doing everything to stay in the Premier League. They will come to the Boleyn Ground and will want to express themselves.

“But we need to focus on our tactics and try to stop them as we look to come away with the victory and get into the top four.”

Moses still has fond memories of the victory over Palace at Selhurst Park back in October and the way his side managed to complete a memorable start to the season on their travels following famous wins over Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.

Moses added: “Selhurst Park is not an easy place to go as Palace have quality players and they were flying at the time, but we managed to come away with a 3-1 win.

“We had good spirit and momentum and it was a great game for us. I am sure they will want revenge but we are ready for the task and we are looking forward to the game.”