Robert Green sees tonight's trip to Bolton as the ideal opportunity for West Ham to pick themselves off the floor.
The Hammers dropped into the relegation zone after Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Birmingham and have not won away from Upton Park since the opening day of the season. But Green is relieved to be back in action so quickly against another of the Barclays Premier League's struggling sides.
Bolton have not won in six matches and Green said: "This is a game against another team that's down there. We've got to be looking at picking up points."
He added: "We've got to go there and grit our teeth and get through it and come out with a positive result.
"You go on good runs and bad runs. We won one and drew a couple which got us by but now we're looking at a couple of defeats in a row and need to bounce back pretty quick.
"You don't get much bigger than Tuesday's game."
West Ham have never won in 10 previous visits to the Reebok Stadium and, to make matters worse, they will be without influential midfielder Mark Noble following his red card at St Andrew's.
"It was a difficult defeat to take against Birmingham. We showed spirit after going down to 10 men and a goal down," Green added.
"It was one of those games that was going to be decided by the odd goal and, unfortunately for us, while you're down there, you get kicked."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms