Luke's New Deal

WEST Ham United is pleased to announce that Luke Chadwick has signed a new two-year extension to his contract, which will keep him at Upton Park until 2007.

The former Manchester United trainee was delighted to sign a new deal, having arrived at the Club last summer.

Luke said: "It's great to get the contract sorted out and now I'm delighted to be have signed for another two years.

"After leaving Manchester United and moving to the South it was a big adjustment in my life. But things have gone well, I'm settled down here now and hopefully we can make it a successful end to the season by securing a place in the Play-offs.

"It's been an up and down year for me personally. I would like to have played a bit more and there have been a couple of niggling injuries that have stopped me from getting a regular run in the side.

"That's really my aim, to force my way into the starting line-up and hopefully show the West Ham fans what I can do."

But despite sitting out the last few games, Luke has been delighted with the side's form of late and hopes the Hammers can continue their run at Brighton this weekend.

"It's been a really encouraging few weeks," he admitted. "The draw at Millwall put the breaks on a bit, but we hit back with a crucial three points at Stoke and now we need to keep that going on Saturday.

"There are three games left and we've got to focus on taking maximum points from those games. It's going to be difficult but the belief is still really high, and if I can get my chance and help the team achieve a place in the Play-offs then fantastic."