West Ham star says he is ‘not thinking’ about his future

Matt Jarvis

Matt Jarvis has struggled for game time this season.

Speaking to London24, Matt Jarvis has admitted that he is not thinking about his future as a West Ham United player while concentrating to get back in the team.

The 28-year-old winger moved to the Boleyn Ground from Wolves in 2012, and has made 79 appearances in all for the Hammers.

However, this season, Jarvias has found himself on the outskirts of the first-team due to Sam Allardyce’s reversion to a diamond midfield system.

Unlike Stewart Downing, who has adapted to play at the top of the diamond, the one-dimensional Jarvis has lost his place in the side, and has made just 11 appearances this term.

Jarvis's contract ends in the summer of 2017, and, with football hard to come by, it would not be unexpected to see the once-capped England international to look for a move away from East London at the end of this season.

However, there have been no reports claiming that he wants to leave, and, with Allardyce looking likely to depart in the summer, Jarvis could be afforded more chances with the Hammers if a new manager comes in with a system that uses wingers.

Despite the pressure surrounding his potential future with the Irons, the former Gillingham man has remained tight-lipped on the subject, and told London24 that he has not thought about his future whilst he is concentrating on getting in the first-team.

“I am not thinking about that [my future],” the winger said. “I am just concentrating on keeping my head down, working hard and trying to get into the team really.

“I still want to be a part of things here, you want to be playing at a top club, but the most important thing is playing and that is what you want to be doing. It is frustrating for me, but we have a great squad and you just have to take it on the chin.”

While losing Allardyce seems like a mistake considering the impressive season he had up until the rumours about his future started circulating, the best thing to come out of his departure may be that Jarvis is once again a key member of the Hammers squad, having shown his Premier League quality on many occasions.

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