So now we turn our attention to Wales and Newport County as the Hammers again set out on a search for that seemingly ever elusive trophy.
With nine points from their opening games, including a 1-0 home win over Crewe yesterday, the Welsh sit fifth in their league and it will be intriguing to see what sort of team the boss puts out on Tuesday evening.
Obviously there will be several changes. In a perfect world there should be no question about us beating League Two opposition but the reality is that as we saw last season terrible shocks can always be lurking.
With strong rumours that Nathan Holland could be included it will be interesting to see if the boss goes the same way as he did against Macclesfield last season when handing one or two of our youth players their chance.
I’m not really expecting that although midfielder Conor Coventry may well get a shout but this is the team and can see the boss using the opportunity to take a look at new boys Goncalo Cardoso and Albian Ajeti.
This may be close to the starting line up:
Roberto; Johnson, Balbuena, Cardoso, Cresswell; Noble, Rice; Snodgrass, Holland, Lanzini, Ajeti. Bench: Martin, Zaba, Ogbonna, Coventry, Antonio, Chicharito (if fit), Anderson.