WE WERE delighted with the win at Manchester City. It wasn't just about the three points, it was the performance as well. A couple of the away wins have been smash and grab where we've got a goal, sat back and defended it but we thoroughly deserved to win against City.
THERE is no secret away from home, we don't do anything differently and hopefully we'll start turning our home form that way as well. I've been told about the club's away record in the past and we're close to matching the best tally of away wins in recent years and there are games coming up where we should pick up points.
PEOPLE have asked about our change in fortunes and I would say it's all about confidence. You get one win and things start going for you and you can build on that. Suddenly you've got two or three wins back to back and things go from strength to strength. Then, if you do lose a game, it's not that big a setback. Once you lose three, four games on the bounce, it becomes a weight on your shoulders.
WE'VE been excellent defensively, keeping clean sheets and the couple of goals we have conceded should have been avoided. We're really pleased with the way we're defending at the moment. As a goalkeeper it's always nice to keep clean sheets and, as we all say, it's always nice not to have to do anything in game!
ANTTI NIEMI is a very good goalkeeper. He's been unfortunate with injury this season, he hasn't played that many games, as we all know and Kasey's been there on loan recently as well. But Niemi's a great goalkeeper and it will be a tough test against Southampton.
HARRY REDKNAPP has gone into Southampton and that will be a huge boost for the club. He's a very infectious character as everyone can see and to go into a place like that where confidence is quite low, they will all be trying to impress the manager, fighting for places and that will make for a tough game.
CHRISTMAS is coming up and we're all determined to go into that period with three points against Southampton. If we manage to get another win it will be four on the bounce in the league and that will put us right up there at the half-way point of the season. It will also give us 25 points at that stage, so that's not too bad, especially considering the run of defeats. I'm confident we can get right up the league in the second half of the season.