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Cole's goal

Filed: Monday, 21st April 2008
By: Staff Writer

Carlton Cole has revealed that he feels he is fighting for his future at West Ham.

The big striker - who was signed by Alan Pardew for £2 million in 2006 - scored his sixth goal of the season during Saturday's 2-1 win over Derby County on Saturday.

And contrary to reports that the players are coasting through the remaining games of the season, Cole says that he - and a number of fellow squad members - feel that they have everything still to play for.

"Do we have to fight for our futures? Definitely," he said following Saturday's game.

"We have to fight all the time. We’ve had a lot of injuries and a few of the players have not played much. They’re going to want to get in the team next season.

"There’s going to be a lot of competition in terms of who’s going to stay and who’s going to go. There could be a few worried people this summer. But that’s how football is."

Scott Duxbury revealed at a fans' forum last week that Alan Curbishley's first team squad needed to be trimmed by around half-a-dozen faces. With new players also expected in, the number leaving the club could be in double figures.

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by MattyB
11:57AM 21st Apr 2008
''We all agree this season has been inconsistent and in some aspects scary but we should NEVER boo our own club when things are not going well. We won - let's move on and give Curbs a chance to address the squad issues in the summer.''

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