Izzie Set To Move

Izzie Iriekpen is likely to go to Northampton on loan in a fortnight's time when he regains full fitness.

Izzie, whose one year deal expires in the summer, has already been to the club and he says:

"It was not a trial, I was meant to be signing on loan, but unfortunately I had a problem with my hamstring so I had to come back for treatment.

"As soon as I sort that out I will be heading off back there; I will just give it two weeks rest - I want to get the experience and the time out will go quickly."

Centre half Izzie was handed the contract after recovering from a serious knee operation, and has admitted in the past that he thought his career was coming to an end because of the problems he had.

But the contract extension was a lifeline, and he then went on to play for Leyton Orient on loan earlier this campaign.

Is he now resigned, though, to leaving West Ham?

"It looks that way because I am not really getting a chance," he admits.

"I don't want to leave the club but maybe the manager doesn't fancy me.

"I grew up at Upton Park and have always been here - I would like to play for West Ham.

"I suppose I probably will have to move on, but we will just have to see how things go; I am just taking it day by day..."