Adam Still Trying

Adam Newton says he will keep working hard to try and earn a new contract at Upton Park this summer.

Adam, who played in the reserves' 4-0 demolition of Wimbledon midweek, admits:

"Time is starting to run out on me now; only the gaffer will know so we will just have to wait and see if I get another deal.

"It's not going too badly; I'm trying to play as consistently as I can and I have been selected by the gaffer for a few of the first team squads recently, and it was just nice to be involved again.

"I will keep working hard in the reserves and hopefully I will catch the gaffer's eye; my contract is up at the end of the year and I want to show that I'm worthy of a new one.

"I'm not too sure if I will get one but I think I have played pretty consistently in the reserves and I've been available for all the games; touch wood I will stay injury free."

Adam came through the ranks with players like Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand, and Michael Carrick, at a time when there were high hopes he would join them in the first team, but he says:

"Other people progress better than others; Jermain, Michael, and Joe have god-given talents and natural ability."

As a right sided defender or midfielder, his opportunity has been limited, especially with Sebastien Schemmel playing every game this season.

But Seb, like the rest of the Hammers' back four, is one game away from a suspension. Adam adds:

"Fortunately Seb has been doing well, and so has Trevor, and they have stayed injury free; hopefully they can continue to do so for the team.

"I will just keep doing my best and hopefully wait for a chance to come my way."