James Collins has hailed the impact Wales teammate Craig Bellamy has made at West Ham United.

He said: "Craig has been fantastic from the day he joined West Ham. Me and Gabbs knew how good he is and the boys at West Ham are seeing the real Craig Bellamy.

"He's scoring goals, setting up goals and doing everything me and Gabbs knew he could.

"He's the main man at West Ham, maybe he was only a squad player at Liverpool. He is an influential player on and off the pitch.

"He is a big character and it is great to have him in our squad. West Ham are reaping the benefits of paying £8million for him."