Allardyce not getting carried away
Sam Allardyce insists West Ham will not get "carried away" after beating Cardiff City 2-0 in the play-off semi-final first leg.
Jack Collison scored twice for the Hammers at Cardiff City Stadium to place the side, who are favourites to achieve promotion via the play-offs, firmly in the driving seat for the reverse tie on Monday evening.
But Upton Park chief Allardyce lost his job at Blackpool in 1996 when he won a first-leg tie at Bradford by two goals, only to be beaten 3-0 at home, and he remains coy on West Ham's chances of reaching Wembley.
He told BBC Sport: "We're not going to get carried away. It was a terrific result but there's a long way to go.
"We need to be as professional on Monday as we were in Cardiff and that should be enough to take us through."
The victorious team on Monday will play the winner of Birmingham City and Blackpool in a lucrative Championship play-off final on May 19.