West Ham assistant manager Neil McDonald paid tribute to Jack Collison after the midfielder scored both goals in his side's 2-0 win at Cardiff in the first leg of their npower Championship play-off semi-final.

Collison, who has fought off a persistent knee injury to play a key role in the Hammers' battle for promotion to the Barclays Premier League this season, netted twice in the opening period at the Cardiff City Stadium to set the Hammers up nicely for the return fixture at Upton Park on Monday.

"He's done fantastically well and he's taken his goals really, really well," McDonald said.

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