Bowditch coy on Hammers link

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Ipswich striker Dean Bowditch is remaining coy over reports that he could be set to join West Ham in the January transfer window.

The 19-year-old, currently stuck in a goal drought, has been linked with a swap deal with The Hammers that could see Carl Fletcher and Gavin Williams move to the Championship outfit.

Ipswich boss Joe Royle has already indicated he is keen to bolster his midfield options, and that he could be tempted to sacrifice one of his current crop of stars in order to facilitate an agreement.

Hammers boss Alan Pardew is known to be a keen admirer of Bowditch, and the forward has refused to rule out the possibility of a winter Premiership move.

"We will have to wait and see what happens then," said Bowditch.

Whilst transfer speculation is currently surrounding his position at Portman Road, Bowditch has advanced his desire to break a 13-month goalless period for the Suffolk outfit.

After scoring just once while on loan at Burnley last season, Bowditch has failed to find the net in 15 appearances so far this term and is confident that he will soon remedy the dire run.

"I don't care if the ball rebounds into the net off my face and I'm left with a bloodied nose. I just want to break my current run," Bowditch continued.

"I am a confident person and I know I'm good enough. I may not be as physically strong as some strikers but that's not my game.

"I feel I've been doing everything else but score. I just need a bit of luck and if I keep going the goals will return."