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– West Ham striker Andy Carroll
Coming down here to London, it's a long way from home but I've enjoyed every minute of it.
I knew a few of the lads down here already and all the others have welcomed me into the squad, so it's been great.
It doesn't really matter what happens, I will work hard for the team I am playing for. This season has been great for me.
When I'm fit, I try my hardest and I run about and put myself about and I feel that's what I'm about - if I didn't have that then I would have lost half of my game.
– West Ham assistant manager Neil McDonald
He is a forward and wants to score goals so I imagine he will be licking his lips after their performance against Liverpool last week.
He is bound to find it strange because this is the club where he grew up and came through the ranks. That won't stop him trying to do his best for the team and he is fully committed to West Ham.
He will be desperate to score and keep up his fine run of form.
West Ham defender Winston Reid has signed a two-year contract extension, the Barclays Premier League club have confirmed on their website.
– West Ham defender Winston Reid speaking to their official website
I've really enjoyed being here. It's a good club and we've done really well over the last couple of years. Now, I'm looking forward to the next two years.
I think I have played some good football over the last two years but that goes for the whole team as well. Hopefully we can continue that.
Of course we now plan to build on the last two seasons.
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