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New Hammers deal for Stanislas

Teenage winger happy to earn Zola's faith

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West Ham United teenager Junior Stanislas has followed in the footsteps of several of his team-mates by signing a new contract at Upton Park.

Mark Noble and James Tomkins committed their futures to the Hammers earlier this week, while the likes of Scott Parker, Freddie Sears and Jack Collison have also agreed new deals this season.

Stanislas, who marked his first start for the club by scoring against Sunderland last weekend, is now tied to West Ham until the summer of 2013.

The winger feels he benefited from a loan spell at Southend United earlier this season and is happy to now be part of Gianfranco Zola's plans.


"It's good to have signed," Stanislas told the club's official website.

"I've been working hard and doing well on the training ground, so the new contract is obviously a bonus.

"It's a great show of faith and I've just got to keep working hard. I'm learning still on the pitch, but this is a reward for how I've been doing."

He added: "James (Tomkins) and I have been together quite a lot recently, with England as well, so for him to sign and for me to sign a few days later is obviously great.

"The loan spell at Southend for six weeks obviously helped, but then coming back to West Ham I still had to work hard. Now I've had my chance I've been doing OK so it's good."