Green: We must grit our teeth

The Hammers slipped into the Premier League’s bottom three on

Saturday as old boy Lee Bowyer’s goal secured a 1-0 win for

Birmingham. A trip to Bolton, who are also in the relegation zone,

is next up for West Ha and goalkeeper Green feels it is time for

results to improve. “I’m glad we have got a game at Bolton so

soon,” said Green. “Wolves won at Spurs, Bolton got a draw with Man

City. We need to get some points. “We have to go to Bolton, grit

our teeth, and get a positive result. These are important times for

us. We have to start picking up points and go on a good run. “We’ve

had a couple of defeats in a row and we are now looking to bounce

back. Against Birmingham we showed spirit after going down to 10

men and going a goal down. “But I thought we missed a clinical

finish. It was one of those games – end-to-end but the quality was

not quite there. “It sounds stupid but it was either going to be

decided by an odd goal or it was going to be a draw. When you are

down there, you get kicked.”