Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Melville gone, Sofiane and Lomas on their way?


Filed: Tuesday, 9th August 2005
By: Gordon Thrower


It was confirmed tonight that a trio of players are on their way out of the Boleyn Ground.

Speaking at tonight's Fans' Forum Alan Pardew told the audience that the club had already made a deal with Melville who has officially left the club.

Melville joined the Hammers in January 2004 as part of the deal that saw the departure of Ian Pearce to Fulham. However the Welshman made only 14 league starts for the Irons and spent the last three months of last season on loan to Nottingham Forest for whom he made 15 league and cup appearances.

Meanwhile it was also announced that French midfielder Yousef Sofiane is due to go on trial to an un-named French club sometime next week. Pardew expressed his disappointment at Sofiane's lack of progress during his time at the club, during which he has made only two substitute appearances. Signed from Auxerre in 2002 Sofiane has also failed to impress during loan spells with Lille, Notts County and, most recently, Roda JC from where he returned after cutting short his loan citing "personal reasons". Sofiane is in the final year of a four-year contract.

The departure of Steve Lomas follows recent comments that the long-serving Irishman will not feature in the manager's plans for the coming season. Alan Pardew informed the audience that the 31 year-old midfielder would be spending some time at Derby County with a view to winning a contract with the Pride Park club.

Lomas joined the Hammers for 1.6m in 1997 and made over 200 appeearances for the club, though his latter years were blighted by a number of serious injuries.

We'll be bringing you more from the Fans'Forum over the next few days.





Related News


Warning: mysql_num_rows(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /web/sites/kumb/kumb.com/story.php on line 94


Your Comments


comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
West Ham close in on 5m teenage forward
A deal to bring young French forward M'Baye Niang to West Ham United has be...more
Three Years Ago
The KUMB.com Q&A: Graham Martin Johnson
Earlier in the week we sat down with Graham Martin Johnson, the author of a new book entitled 'Any O...more
Five Years Ago
The General's last stand
Guillermo Franco has confirmed that he will not be playing for West Ham next season....more