Nigel Signs New Contract

WEST Ham United is delighted to confirm that England Under-21 international midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has signed a new contract with the Club.

The new deal ties the 21-year-old to Upton Park until at least 2010.

Nigel has been a key member of the side that has made such a promising start to the Premiership season, playing in each of the opening seven games and scoring a memorable long-range goal on the opening day of the season against Blackburn Rovers.

Nigel arrived at Upton Park from Wimbledon in January 2004, making his debut in the 2-1 home victory over Rotherham. Having established a reputation for leadership while with the Dons - he became the youngest ever captain in the First Division - Nigel skippered West Ham United to Play-off Final glory against Preston at the Millennium Stadium in May.

The Southwark born midfielder was also recently made captain of the England Under-21s.