Kevin Nolan says he has no plans to leave West Ham United

Kevin Nolan

West Ham United midfielder Kevin Nolan says that he is committed to the club.

West Ham United attacking midfielder Kevin Nolan has told the club’s official website that he has no plans to leave in the summer.

The 32-year-old has been on the books of West Ham since 2011 and has been a key player for the team over the years.

However, Nolan has struggled for playing time in recent weeks, thanks largely due to the good form of Cheikhou Kouyate and Mark Noble.

The former Newcastle United star has scored one goal and created 10 chances in 20 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 54%.

Nolan, though, insists that he is fully committed to West Ham and wants to remain at the Boleyn Ground beyond the summer.

“It’s been a tough couple of months for me, it’s been hard and I’m not going to deny it,” the Englishman told West Ham’s official website. “The only thing I’ve ever known is playing football regularly.

“When I get my chance I’m going to try and take it, that’s the only thing I can do. I’ve done a lot in my career, I don’t need to prove myself to anyone.

“I’m not thinking about anything else other than West Ham, I’ve had a fantastic time here so far, I love the place, I love the club.

“I’ve got a great affiliation with everyone involved with the club, I want it to continue and hopefully the opportunities will come.”

It seems that Nolan is happy to remain at West Ham and fight for his place rather than leave for a team which will guarantee him playing time.

The former Bolton Wanderers star’s current contract with the London outfit runs out inl June 2016, and he could prove to be a valuable player next season.

Although West Ham have better players in his position, Nolan brings experience and knows English football inside out.

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