West Ham United captain Lucas Neill says he's fit to face Wigan Athletic this weekend.

"I like to work hard, play hard, and with that comes success," Neill told the Daily Express. "Some may say it is arrogance but, like all Aussies, my belief is, who wants to be second?

"The Australians who come to this country face a 20-hour plane journey leaving friends and family behind.

"They know it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and so we give it everything."