Ferdinand to fight for place
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Anton Ferdinand has no intention of quitting West Ham in search of first-team football.Anton Ferdinand has no intention of quitting West Ham in search of first-team football.
Ferdinand is not guaranteed to play with the likes of Lucas Neill, Matthew Upson, Daniel Gabbidon, James Collins and Calum Davenport all vying for starting places.
When asked whether competitions for places maybe too fierce for Ferdinand, the 22-year-old immediately quashed talk he could leave Upton Park.
In fact, Ferdinand believes the scrap for regular first-team football will aid the club's quest to climb up the Premier League ladder.
"I definitely want to stay at West Ham," he is quoted in the Daily Star. "I would not be at the club now if that was not the case.
"I am happy to fight because if you're not playing well, you know you are not going to be playing the following week.
"It will be tough for me to get into the team but that is what will make the club reach the heights that it deserves."