Upton Park

Next Game

West Ham v Newcastle

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Goodison Park

Last Game

Everton 2 - 1 West Ham

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Vaz Te in Allardyce's plans

Ricardo Vaz Te will not be frozen out at West Ham United, with Sam Allardyce prepared to consider him for selection.

Last Updated: 21/09/13 at 11:37 Post Comment

Ricardo Vaz Te: Handed in a transfer request late in the summer window

Ricardo Vaz Te: Handed in a transfer request late in the summer window

The Portuguese forward handed in a transfer request late in the summer window in an effort to force through a move elsewhere.

He was, however, to be left frustrated as the deadline came and went with him still on the books at Upton Park.

A lack of first team opportunities led Vaz Te to look elsewhere, but he must now re-focus on the battle for starting berths.

Allardyce is happy to still have the 26-year-old involved, with West Ham searching for an attacking spark - with Andy Carroll injured and Modibo Maiga goalless.

The Hammers boss said: "Ricardo has never had a bad attitude.

"What he is is a frustrated footballer. He thinks he should be playing on a more regular basis.

"Opportunities will arise. If he takes them, he will be in the team."

Footer 365

Premier League: Swansea manager Garry Monk defends Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers

Swansea manager Garry Monk has leapt to the defence of under-fire Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers.

Premier League: West Brom manager Alan Irvine sees a defensive weakness in Arsenal

West Brom manager Alan Irvine hopes Arsenal's gung-ho attitude will be their undoing at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Premier League: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confident of continued success

Manager Ronald Koeman believes Southampton can thrive this term and is relishing taking on the Premier League big boys.

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property