West Ham star: We are out to get Reading revenge

18:00 29 March 2012

West Ham United

West Ham United's Julien Faubert reacts

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Faubert ready to settle the score at Upton Park this weekend

West Ham midfielder Julien Faubert is ready to do battle with Reading this weekend, and avenge the Hammers’ Madejski Stadium defeat from earlier in the season.

Back in December, Sam Allardyce’s men travelled to Berkshire and were soundly beaten 3-0 by the Royals, in a fiery encounter which saw both Joey O’Brien and Jack Collison sent off.

However, this time around, Faubert is determined to make sure there is a positive outcome for West Ham when the teams meet at Upton Park.

“It wasn’t a good day, but we will make a bad day for them when they come as they don’t respect us,” said the Frenchman.

“They try to do some crazy things on the pitch and they don’t respect us so we are waiting for them to come and we are waiting to give them bad things on Saturday.”

Faubert returned to the West Ham squad for Tuesday night’s 2-0 win at Peterborough following three weeks out with a groin injury, coming off the bench at half time to replace O’Brien.

And the 28-year-old enjoyed being back in the thick of the action, and the style of football that the Hammers played once they were in front.

“I enjoyed playing in the team and I enjoyed the atmosphere,” he said. “I am happy to be back for 45 minutes and I am feeling good.

“We had a hard first half because Peterborough didn’t allow us to play, but in the second half we were more comfortable with the ball, we played football on the floor and we had some good chances and scored.”

“We have fun, we enjoyed it, the team has the quality to play like that.

“I can understand the fans and that sometimes they are disappointed, but it depends on the scenario of the game.”

And with a tough game against Reading to look forward to, Faubert is willing the fans to get behind the team and inspire them to victory.

“Sometimes it hasn’t been working for us at home, but we still have some chances.

“It is hard to play at home sometimes because we try to play football and we can’t and we have the crowd against us, but I can understand that they are not happy.

“We have been waiting for this game for a long time and now we are ready and we want to win this game.

“That is what is going to happen.”

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