The pair expressed disappointment at the Hammers' failure to secure automatic promotion but are determined to make up for that by sealing play-off successWest Ham duo Kevin Nolan and Mark Noble have expressed delight at booking a trip to Wembley with a 3-0 (agg 5-0) victory over Cardiff in the Championship play-offs.
Nolan put the Hammers ahead after just 15 minutes before goals from Ricardo Vaz Te and Nicky Maynard gave them an unassailable lead.
And the former Bolton man says that he can now relax prior to watching the two sides hoping to meet the Hammers in the final - Blackpool and Birmingham - do battle on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old told Sky Sports: "Winning 2-0 away was always a great platform for us, but we knew the tie wasn't finished and we knew that we had to do the business here. The goal settled us down but I thought over the two ties Cardiff can't have any qualms about it.
"But it's the next stage, we look forward to Wednesday night and [to] see who's going to be our opposition but we'll show them the same respect we showed Cardiff, we know it's going to be tough but we're looking forward to it and a good day out, and hopefully it'll be even better."
Despite the Upton Park outfit narrowly missing out on automatic promotion to Southampton, Nolan believes his side have hit form at just the right time.
"I think over the last six or seven weeks we've been great, putting the Reading result aside," he continued.
"We've been really consistent and done really well. We haven't always got the result we deserved but performance-wise we've been top notch.
"But what we've managed to do over the last couple of weeks is start scoring goals and you've seen that again in the last four days, so we're absolutely delighted."
Team-mate Noble also spoke of his disappointment at failing to seal automatic promotion, but insisted his side's commitment has shone through in the comfortable wins over Cardiff.
He said: "Obviously we just missed out on automatic [promotion] and we were gutted. I think we showed by the two performances we put in over the play-offs that we really want to go up and it means a lot to us.
"We've kept two clean sheets, we've scored goals, we've dominated games. Birmingham and Blackpool will be watching today, they've got obviously a big game tomorrow and they're both still in the tie so it's going to be a tough one for both of them.
"But we're looking forward to it. We can't take that away. The support here has been fantastic. We really need to go to Wembley with the way we have been playing, carry the form on and looking forward to going there."
The Championship showpiece is often labelled as the most lucrative game in football - given the riches on offer in the Premier League - and the 24-year-old is hopeful of repeating the play-off success of 2005.
"Everybody says it's the biggest game in football," he added.
"I'm lucky enough to have been involved in one before and it's a great feeling when you do finally get up, but it's just a great feeling now. We deserve it after the two games we've played and I'm sure everyone will be looking forward to the trip to Wembley."