Riza eyes Hammers exit
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
With England hopefuls Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Trevor Sinclair in Glenn Roeder's midfield, Riza has found it an uphill struggle to establish himself in East London.
"I am working hard, but I don't think I have got much longer at the club, to be honest, because my contract is up," Riza informed the club's official website.
"I have to get on and start playing to show people what I can do. At the end of the day Glenn has to make decisions and if you are not wanted at a club you have to get on with it, and hopefully get back to where you left off - and I will be back.
"I am looking to move to a first division club next year. I don't know who it will be yet but I have got a few things happening at the moment and I'll just have to wait and see."
Riza joined West Ham from London neighbours Arsenal in a £25,000 deal at the start of the 1999/00 season but has failed to step up into The Hammers starting XI.
Loan spells at Barnet and Cambridge United this season have helped the 22-year-old gain some valuable experience and Riza will now seeks pastures new to kick start his career.
Meanwhile, coach Roeder has ruled out a move for Trinidad and Tobago trialists Nigel Pierre and Brent Rahim along with Moroccan international Yassine Abdellaoui feeling the trio are not up to Premiership standard.