Potts On Future

Steve Potts says he will not decide on his future until towards the end of the season.
Steve's contract runs out in the summer, but, when asked about his future plans, he says:
"I don't know; you can't tell what is round the corner, and I will cross that bridge when I get there.
"I have always been one for concentrating on the season in hand and trying to keep my fitness.
"You worry about the other things towards the end of the season.
"But I'd like to think I am fit enough to play on; I'm 34 now but touch wood injury wise there are no problems as I have been training every day this year, and hopefully I can keep it going."
There are two perfect golden oldies to emulate if he is to play on into his late 30s, he says:
"There are no better examples than Stuart Pearce and Nigel Winterburn who have really looked after themselves and still have the desire."
At the moment, any desire Steve - who has started more West Ham games than any other current player - has is confined to the reserves, but he adds:
"Obviously everyone wants to be playing but you have to be patient; there are quite a few defenders at the club.
"The reserves are very good at the moment and the young players in it are looking to break into the first team, and they look like they have got every chance.
"I know they are not on loan getting league experience but they are training with Premiership players and playing against them in the reserves as well.
"I don't think loan deals give you more of an edge anyway.
"You have just got to keep going and hope your chance comes along."
Steve knows that chances are limited, and adds:
"Ian Pearce is still to come back as well, so the competition for places is really hot."
He says the signing of Tomas Repka was a good move, and enthuses:
"Tomas Repka looked outstanding in the Newcastle game; I don't think his lack of height will affect him at all because he has some strength about him and he gets up well for the ball.
"You can't do anything about your height, you just have to try and do your best; my general game is working off another defender which is probably what I am best at."
Looking at the season so far, he says:
"It is a disappointing league position at the moment but the start of the season was really encouraging.
"Performance wise it was good at the beginning, though Everton was a bit of a body blow; you can't get away from the fact that, at 5-0, it must have been a poor performance.
"But everyone has to put that behind them now rather than dwelling on it."
It is yet another away journey on Saturday, and Steve says he would settle for a draw.
"If you get a point at any ground away from home you can't grumble about that, and you look for three points at home," he insists.
As for the differences in the new regime, he is pretty philosophical.
"Harry had his ways and Glenn has got his," he says, "and there are no right and wrongs, I don't think.
"It is not an easy job, and hopefully things will pick up for us soon."