Hammers pair pen new deals
Defenders sign Upton Park contract extensions
Last Updated: August 21, 2007 5:45pm
Gaddidon: New deal
West Ham defenders Danny Gabbidon and James Collins have both signed new contracts.
The pair moved to Upton Park from Cardiff two years ago on four-year deals and have now each signed two-year extensions.
Gabbidon missed much of last season due to groin injuries and has only been on the bench for the Hammers this campaign.
Collins, who was outstanding in West Ham's relegation battle last term, is currently struggling with a groin injury that has stopped him fighting for his position at Upton Park.
West Ham boss Alan Curbishley has preferred Matthew Upson and Anton Ferdinand as his centre-backs this term, but has shown his faith in the Wales duo by offering new contracts.
Gabbidon said: "I am disappointed not to be in the side, but at least the new contracts show that the club wants both me and James around. We will both now work hard and fight to prove we are worthy of a place in the side."