Parker unsure of future

Hammers midfielder not optimistic about chances of avoiding the drop

Parker: Unsure of future after admitting West Ham may struggle to avoid relegation from the Premier League

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Scott Parker is unsure what his future holds after conceding West Ham United's prospects of avoiding relegation are 'not looking good'.

The Hammers are bottom of the Premier League table with two games remaining and face a six-pointer at relegation rivals Wigan Athletic on Sunday.

Parker has been the Hammers' stand-out performer this season, but fears the club will be unable to stave off the threat of Championship football.

"It's not looking good. It's out of our hands a bit even if we win both our games," Parker, who will pick up the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award on Thursday evening, told the London Evening Standard.

"I would be lying if I said we had a good opportunity of surviving but there's still a slight chance we can do something.

"All we can do is win our final two games and then see what happens. You never know."

Utmost respect

He added: "From the minute that I signed for West Ham I learned what a good club they are, the history, the fan base.

"It's very disappointing and it hurts me a lot. I have the utmost respect for the fans. Yes, I'm winning awards because I'm playing the best football of my career."

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"They're a massive club and it's a great shame that, over the past few years, they have been dogged by one problem after another.

"When the current owners took over it looked as though there would be more stability but then came this season and the poor results on the pitch.

"It's very disappointing and it hurts me a lot. I have the utmost respect for the fans. Yes, I'm winning awards because I'm playing the best football of my career.

"Why? Because I feel wanted here and it feels like home."

Parker has been with West Ham since 2007 and signed a new five-year contract in the early weeks of the current season.

However, the former Chelsea and Newcastle midfielder's future is unclear after West Ham co-owner David Gold revealed last week he would let the club's England internationals leave if they are relegated.

"I'm like every player, I want to be playing at the highest level I can and in the Premier League," he said.

"I don't know what the future holds for me but, for the moment, I'm still keeping everything crossed that West Ham stay up. Otherwise..."