Post West Ham managers quotes

Last updated : 26 October 2003 By Michael Morris
Lennie Lawrence

"I was not satisfied with a point and I reckon we did enough to win it after carving out the best chances.

"West Ham are a good team, I am not disputing that, but we had the edge and perhaps should have won having made those two clear chances.

"It was a good quality game and they are certainly a top six side, but with our clean sheets mounting up we can also be well placed.

"We still have games in hand on sides around us and we are still short of two or three players who are out injured."

Alan Pardew

It's a tough place to come, but I think we showed a lot of character. We invited them to move the ball around but David James showed why he is England's number one with some super saves, we defended well but need to threaten the opposition goal much more.

"We were disrupted early on when David Connolly was injured and at half time Hayden Mullins also had to be replaced and we had a few scary moments, but I am well satisfied with the outcome.

"No-one is going to run away with this division, but I believe we have a little extra quality than most sides and that may just be enough.

"Cardiff also have a number of good players and could force themselves up into being play-off contenders.

"I am unbeaten after two games but I would dearly love to get my first win. The relegation has taken its toll on the club and we really need to get a few more players in as soon as possible."