Former Player Blog - Kevin Nolan

Kevin Nolan was delighted to see the Hammers progress in the FA Cup on Tuesday
Former Hammers skipper and current Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan speaks to after watching his old teammates defeat Liverpool on Tuesday…
It was great to be back on Tuesday night and I couldn’t have picked a more dramatic game to come back for.
I really enjoyed the night – it was the first time I’d been back and I must admit it was a bit emotional. I have to thank the fans because they gave me an absolutely fantastic reception.
When you’re knocking teams like Liverpool out, you have to hope you can go further in the competition. It was a great result at Anfield, bringing them back here and getting the result in the end.
That’s the nice thing, that they’ve managed to do that. Now they’re going to go to Blackburn as firm favourites and have to make sure they get through because you never know.

There’s a few all-Premier League ties and I’ll be rooting for the boys. They’ve shown me some great support since I’ve moved over the road to the Orient.
A few of them came to the game against Newport the other week and I wanted to show them the support on Tuesday so I’m delighted for them all.
They boys here have great camaraderie and can dig when they need to. I don’t think the performance was as high as it has been on Tuesday, but it just shows when they’re not at the top of their game they can still play well as a team and in the end the quality of Payet’s cross and Angelo’s header [has won it].
For me personally, it has been nice to start as a manager with three wins out of four.
I can tell you it’s not easy – a lot of work has gone into it, but I’m really enjoying it. I’m just going to keep on giving it my all and hopefully the wins will keep on coming.