Mantzios Heads Home

ALAN Pardew has confirmed that Greek trialist Vaggelis Mantzios has returned home after spending a week training with the Hammers. However, Pards admits the highly-rated Greece Under-21 international is a player the Club will continue to monitor.

"He's a player that interests us," admitted the Hammers boss. "He has returned home and will hopefully play for his club side on Sunday. We'll continue to watch him closely and see how the situation develops.

"He's a very young player and with our situation at the moment it may not be the right time for him to come into English football. However, he's attractive to us because of his age and potential, and we'll just have to see how things go."