Three players West Ham need to move on in the summer, including Kevin Nolan

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We take a look at the players West Ham United should let go this summer.

West Ham United's thoughts appear to have been on next season for some time, with their current campaign petering out.

The Hammers have won just two of their last 17 Premier League matches, and it means that adding quality to their squad next season will be key to ensure that they do not run out of steam again.

Expectations at West Ham are increasing and the standard of players needed to be recruited is rising. 

It means that the London side will need to be ruthless in the summer transfer window, and in this piece we take a look at three players who should be let go as they don't make the grade anymore.

Carlton Cole

The target-man has been a loyal servant of the club, but it is time for the Hammers to let Cole leave.

The experienced forward's contract is expiring, and he should not be offered the chance to stay on as he isn't good enough to play a part any more.

West Ham have better options up front than Cole nowadays, and he needs to be let go if the club are to progress.

Matt Jarvis

The winger has had some chances to impress of late, but he has never really taken his opportunity and doesn't seem to be up to standard anymore.

Jarvis's West Ham career has never really taken off and the club should look at moving him on in the summer.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers man may be a decent outlet, but he doesn't have enough end product to represent a team who will be chasing a European place.

Kevin Nolan

Nolan's presence in the dressing room is important for West Ham, but his showings on the pitch have suggested that he lacks the quality to play a regular role for the side.

Nolan doesn't have the technical ability to push the club on to the next level, and he should be allowed to leave in the summer.

The experienced midfielder is reaching the twilight of his career, and West Ham need to start thinking about the future without him.

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