Cole rules out move

Hammers striker is happy where he is

Carlton Cole: Striker is happy at West Ham and wants to play more

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Carlton Cole is insistent that he wants to stay put at West Ham despite being linked with a move away from the club in January.

The former Chelsea man scored the equaliser which helped his team defeat Coventry 2-1 last Saturday.

Marseille, among many other clubs, are supposedly interested in the 28-year-old but he seems to have no problems staying where he is.

"I know there have been rumours about me leaving but that is all they are," Cole said to The Daily Telegraph


"People are trying to line themselves up for January and see what is happening with players they might be interested in. That is normal, it happens in every window, but I am happy at West Ham. I am good and want to play more."

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is delighted with Cole at the moment after making an impact every time he comes off the bench and now believes he is worthy of making starting XI appearances.

"Based on his last two performances he warrants that he plays from the start and that will probably be the case," said Allardyce.

"We have to dig deep within ourselves, physically and mentally, because the games will start coming thick and fast. It is nitty, gritty time now."