Newcastle's January signing reveals his regret at seeing the man who paid £12 million for him sacked less than two months later.
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with the Bournemouth wide man.
Britt Assombalonga played for Nottingham Forest's under-21 side against Hull City earlier today.
Conor Washington netted the winner for Northern Ireland on his home debut for the country in a 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Monday.
The Hammers skipper says they have shown they are no longer a selling club and can mix it with the Premier League elite.
Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough are due to meet on Friday evening.
Liverpool will look to bounce back from their defeat to Southampton prior to the international break when they take on title chasing Tottenham.
Wolverhampton Wanderers look destined to spend next season playing Championship football again.
Mirco Antenucci has scored four goals in his last four appearances for Leeds United.
The bright mood in the Ireland camp is in stark contrast to the current gloom surrounding Villa Park.