Steve Harper wants 3 points tomorrow at Upton Park, as do Newcastle United fans, so we keep alive the chance of finally overtaking the Hammers in the league.
Steve Harper – goalkeeper in top form for Newcastle
Steve Harper prepared to travel to London today and before he left he talked to the Evening Chronicle:
â€œWeâ€™ve got bad memories from what happened to Shay at Upton Park last season.â€ â€œI played there for the last three or four minutes, and I wasnâ€™t aware at the time of how bad it was.â€
â€œWe knew he was hurt, but when we went in the dressing room afterwards we thought he was going to be OK.â€ â€œAs I came out, he took a turn. We hadnâ€™t realized how serious it was.â€
West Ham fans are not too happy with recent results and booed manager Alan Curbishley last week. We may hear those boos again if Newcastle are at their best tomorrow at Upton Park.
â€œTheyâ€™ve had a lot of injuries, and their fans are getting on their backs, so weâ€™ll got there looking for a quick start. Weâ€™ll go there full of confidence.â€
â€œThere are three games left, and thereâ€™s no reason why we canâ€™t go there and win.â€
Even though Nobby Solano Craig Bellamy, Scott Parker, Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer are all at West Ham it looks like only Scott Parker and Nobby will appear in tomorrowâ€™s game and Nobby isnâ€™t sure whether heâ€™ll start or not.
Newcastleâ€™s in-form goalkeeper continued:
â€œScott Parker is fit, but I donâ€™t think Kieron or Bellers will be.” “Iâ€™m not sure about Nobby.â€
â€œThereâ€™s Lee Bowyer as well, so thereâ€™ll be a few old faces. Iâ€™m sure Scott Parker, if heâ€™s the one thatâ€™s fit, will be fired up for it, but weâ€™ll go there full of confidence after six games unbeaten.â€
â€œWe would love another three points.â€
Three points is what we need and then we’ll have two games, Chelsea at home and Everton away to make 3 points up on West Ham, since they have a much better goal difference than we do.
West Ham play Man United away and Aston Villa at home. They could lose both games so we would need at least one win to move into the top half of the table – that’s still possible.